Ebola: Physicians raise surveillance team in Kwara
The National Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria, Kwara State, yesterday constituted a special surveillance team to detect emerging health challenges including the Ebola virus.
The team would also alert the public on various diseases caused by insect bites including the Ebola virus, Lassa fever, River blindness malaria, yellow fever,(Onchocerciasis), sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis), Dengue fever among others.
Chairman of the association, Dr. Adekunle Salaudeen, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the activities lined up to mark the 2014 World Health Day in Ilorin.
He said the team comprises over 50 members spread across the 16 local government areas of the state.
He noted that though there has not been any confirmation of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, the association is sensitizing the public on the risk of all vector borne diseases and new emerging health problems.
Salaudeen said the team was collaborating with the state ministry of health to achieve results.