The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that Nigeria is at a “moderate risk” of a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, In a recent update on their website, NCDC said there is a chance that the outbreak of the virus likely to spread to Nigeria, where there are currently Ebola cases.
The NCDC alos mentioned that it has an existing multi-sectoral National Emerging Viral Haemorrhagic Diseases Working Group (EVHDWG), which coordinates preparedness efforts for viral hemorrhagic diseases.
The statement from NCDC reads: “The EVHDWG has carried out a risk assessment on the possibility of transmission of the virus to Nigeria.
“Given the proximity of Guinea to Nigeria and other West African countries as well as other indicators, Nigeria has been placed at moderate risk of an EVD outbreak.
“The outputs from this risk assessment are being used to initiate preparedness activities in-country. The agency assured that several measures had been put in place to prevent and mitigate the impact of a potential EVD outbreak in Nigeria.
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