Ebola: No More Handshake In Imo

EbolaThe Imo State Government has warned against handshake and other forms of close contacts to check the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Edward Ihejirika, made this known yesterday while speaking with journalists in Owerri, the state capital, on precautionary measures taken to check the spread of the virus.

He said avoiding a handshake could prevent the spread of the disease, adding that the virus could be contracted through handshake with an infected person.

Ihejirika also urged the residents to avoid travelling to areas where Ebola has been detected.

The commissioner said the Rochas Okorocha administration had begun the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals.

He also said health workers and care-givers were at a greater risk of contracting Ebola because of their close contacts with infected persons, especially during treatment.

Ihejirika said the government was planning a sensitization tour of the 27 local government areas of the state to educate the people about the disease.


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