Nigeria is now Ebola free:WHO
Abuja:After six weeks with no new cases of Ebola, Nigeria has now been officially declared Ebola free, by WHO on Monday.
While speaking to reporters at the Nigerian capital WHO Rui Gama Vaz called it a spectacular success story.Vaz while speaking at a press conference in the capital Abuja, said that Nigeria has proven that the disease can be contained. “The virus is gone for now. The outbreak in Nigeria has been defeated. This is a spectacular success story that shows to the World that Ebola can be contained,” Vaz said.
According to Nigerian officials, Nigeria is a transport hub so the disease can be brought back into the country so they have asked all their citizens to celebrate but remain cautious. Special Adviser to the Lagos state Governor on Public Health, Dr (Mrs) Yewande Adeshina has stated, all the 59 people who had direct or indirect contact with late Liberian Patrick Sawyer who died last Friday in Lagos from the virus, have been traced, tested and found to be hale and hearty and have not exhibited any unusual body temperature or any other symptoms of the dreaded virus.
Nigeria has won praises for its swift response after a Liberian diplomat brought the disease into the country in July.
The Oslo Times