Precautions to prevent spread of Ebola in Nigeria and Guinea

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Officials in Nigeria and Guinea said on Monday they were taking all precautions necessary to prevent the spread of Ebola.
At an isolation unit in Lagos, Ebola patients were being quarantined and staff are being sanitised as they enter and leave the facility
Nigeria’s health commissioner, Doctor Jide Idris said four patients that were confirmed as having Ebola are now disease free after undergoing treatment and have been discharged from hospital.
He said it was important that those treating the disease are educated in maintaining good hygiene.
“You have to ensure the safety of the people who are going to cater for them because the slightest mistake can be done, you can be infected, we don’t want that,” said Idris.
In Conakry, the capital of Guinea, no quarantine area has been set up, but a government spokesman said they were monitoring those who are believed to have been in contact with the disease.
“We can trace all the people that are so called contact, those people that have been in contact with diseased person to see whether or not they are developing Ebola,” said Albert Damantan Camara.
The Ebola disease has so far killed 1,145 of the more than 2,000 people sickened in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

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