Monday, 20 October 2014

Nigeria Officially declared Ebola free by WHO!

In an official statement seen below the World Health Organisation officially declares Nigeria Ebola Free!

"Today 20th October, 42 days(twice the incubation period) after the last confirmed case of ebola virus disease was discharged from the isolation ward having tested negative for Ebola virus, the chains of transmission have been broken.

WHO officially declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission. The virus is gone for now. The outbreak in Nigeria has been contained. But we must be clear that we only won a battle. The war will only end when West Africa is also declared free of ebola.

While the outbreak is now officially over, Nigeria’s geographical position and extensive borders makes the country vulnerable to additional imported cases of ebola virus disease. It is therefore critical to continue vigilance for any suspected cases by strict compliance with WHO EVD preparedness guidelines. Therefore there is need to continue to work together with states to ensure adequate preparedness to rapidly respond, in case of any potential re-importation."

Congratulations Nigeria! we pray for our West African brothers for this siege to also end at their regions and to all the doctors and health workers lost to this cause I say Salute! #Heroes!

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