The Federal Government had advised Nigerians to be vigilant and
embrace basic hygiene as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) re-emerges in
This is contained in a statement signed by Ayotunde Adesugba, Director
Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja on
The statement urged Nigerians not to panic on the development in
Liberia, as ministry was reactivating its response mechanism and
increasing the level of its alert.
“All state Ministries of Health and health facilities are hereby advised to
raise their alert level and report any suspected case to the Federal
Ministry of Health,’’ it stated.
According to the statement, a new case of the EVD has been reported in
“A 17-year-old boy from a village near the Liberian capital died of
Ebola. He had no history of travelling out of Liberia and no history of
coming into contact with any known Ebola case.
“The boy has since been buried but Liberian health officials are worried
that he may have transmitted the virus to many other people who came
into contact with him.
“ This means that the country, which was certified EVD free by the
World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 9, 2015 has witnessed a
resurgence of the disease.
“The resurgence of EVD in Liberia confirms that the Ebola Virus is still
circulating in that country and transmission from person-to person is
possible’’ the statement said. NAN