Ebola: Doc­tors, health work­ers tasked on vig­i­lance

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hal­ima Musa, Kano

Kano State Com­mis­sioner for Health Dr Abubakar LabaranYusuf has urged doc­tors and other health work­ers to be on alert in view of re­ports on out­break of Ebola in some African coun­tries.

Speak­ing at a press brief­ing to mark the World Health Day, Yusuf said doc­tors and other health work­ers must watch their pa­tients closely for early de­tec­tion of the dis­ease.

“They should se­clude any pa­tient show­ing symp­toms of the dis­ease for ob­ser­va­tion to as­cer­tain what it is. If the in­ves­ti­ga­tion proves pos­i­tive, then the pa­tient should be treated im­me­di­ately and mea­sures of con­trol­ling its spread be taken,” he said.

Symp­toms of the Ebola dis­ease, ac­cord­ing to him, in­clude fever and bleed­ing from the nose, mouth and other parts of the body.

Yusuf also urged people of the state to avoid con­ges­tion and keep their en­vi­ron­ments clean.

He added that the only way malaria can be erad­i­cated from the so­ci­ety is by erad­i­cat­ing Mos­qui­toes.

“It is through Mos­quito bites that malaria is con­tracted. If we want to con­trol malaria, we must con­trol mos­qui­toes in our en­vi­ron­ments,” he said.

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Al­leged fake drugs con­fis­cated by Cus­toms of­fi­cials in Benin yes­ter­day.

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