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Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:41


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The World health organization (WHO) has stepped up the global efforts for the discovery of vaccines for the cure of the deadly Ebola virus which currently ravage some West African countries including Nigeria, Switzerland. The WHO last week summoned an emergency meeting of health Authorities of members – nations in Geneva to find lasting solution to the deadly virus and some vaccines are clinically being evaluated with very high prospect of combating the disease.

Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dr. Paul Orhii who just returned from WHO emergency meeting said “there is a great promise that some drugs and vaccines could be found soon to contain the Ebola virus”

Dr. Orhii stated “we have some Nigerian remedies that we are looking at very closely and after investigation we hope that they will be able to contain the Ebola virus. So Nigerians do not need to panic”.

He explained that the deadly virus is not a death sentence in Nigeria as the Federal Government through the efforts of the Federal Ministry of health has managed the situation effectively and halted the rampaging spread of the disease.

According to him, Nigerians are full of commendation and appreciation to President Good luck Ebele Jonathan and the Honorable Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu for effectively containing the Ebola virus through prompt deployment of adequate funds, material resources and personnel to strategic places.

The Director-General said Nigerians are proud of current efforts of government as many countries are learning from the methods and strategies adopted by Nigeria to combat the Ebola menace.

He urged Nigerians in Diaspora to feel free to visit home as the threat of the deadly disease has been effectively contained by the government.

Dr. Orhii however warned Nigerians to be vigilant because some unscrupulous elements have started exploiting the Ebola virus scare to market counterfeit test kits and sanitary products.

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