Rugged Man on the other hand, advised Nigerians to imbibe the habit of washing their hands “more than regularly now,” to prevent them from contracting the virus. He further noted that health authorities ought to track down the nurse, doctors and other medical officials who examined Sawyer on arrival in Nigeria.
“I heard that the first case of the Ebola virus has been reported in Lagos. Please be careful and always wash your hands well.
“How about the nurse and doctor that examined the Liberian before realising that he had contracted Ebola virus? Do we have health sections at our borders?” he tweeted. [eap_ad_2] This is coming in days after a Liberian infected by the dreaded Ebola virus was confirmed dead in a Lagos hospital.
Here are some precautions to help prevent infection and spread of Ebola virus:
*Avoid bush meat. In developing countries, wild animals, including non-human primates, are sold in local markets. Avoid buying or eating them. Avoid contact with infected people too.
*Besides, avoid contact with the (infected) person’s body fluids and tissues, including blood, semen, vaginal secretions and saliva. Don’t handle remains of victims. Only trained personnel should do so.
*Always be sure to wear special protective clothing, including gown, gloves, full face mask and eye goggles, if you are around an infected person. (DailyPost)[eap_ad_3]