Nigerian Air Force educates personnel on Ebola disease




By Sundiata POST

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ABUJA – As part of its safety campaign and preventive measure, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) organised a lecture recently for personnel serving at its Headquarters in Abuja, on the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Highlights of the enlightenment lecture included signs and symptoms, modes of transmission, sources and prevention of the disease.

[eap_ad_1] Delivering the lecture, the Director of Medical Services (DMS), Air Commodore Olufemi Olutoye, noted that the incubation period of EVD is 2-21 days and that victims usually exhibit symptoms that may be mistaken for malaria fever. These symptoms, he noted, include general body weakness, vomiting, fever, headache, cough, stomach pain, joint and muscles pain, chest pain, bloody diarrhoea and bleeding from the eyes, ears, nose and mouth in extreme cases.

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