Ebola Virus In West Africa, A Threat To Nigeria

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Nigerians have been advised not to panic over the reported cases of Ebola virus in some countries in West Africa, suggesting proper hygienic practice.

A State Epidemiologist with the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr Ismail Abdus-Salam, on Friday stressed that proper hygienic practice could help reduce the chances of getting infected with the virus which he said had no visible symptoms on individuals that had contracted it.

The Ebola virus, first discovered in 1976 in northern part of Zaire, now Democratic republic of Congo, has no cure or vaccine.

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