Ebola: Doctors, health workers tasked on vigilance
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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