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WHO and FG shut down hospital where first Ebola virus victim died

As part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria, the World Health Organisation and the Federal Government have shut down First Consultants Medical Centre Limited, Ikoyi Road, Obalende, Lagos, the hospital where the first victim died. 

They have also commenced testing of all passengers on the same flight with the first Ebola virus victim in Nigeria who died on Friday.

Report says the World Health Oorganisation, African Region has opened a sub-regional outbreak coordination centre in Conakry, Guinea.

It is feared that all the over two hundred passengers on board the flight are exposed to the deadly virus and may continue to spread the disease if they are not quarantined.

Meanwhile, in response to the first Ebola virus disease in Nigeria and to answer questions and have feedback from Nigerians, the Federal Ministry of Health has opened special email and twitter accounts, ebolainfo@health.gov.ng and @EbolaInfoFmohNg.

Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu and Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Doctor Abdulsalami Nasidi have reassured Nigerians that the country has the capacity to control the disease.

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