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Nigeria warns Ghana against Ebola outbreak

"Nigeria’s Health Minister Olukayode Oguntimehin has urged "

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Posted on : Mon 08 Sep 2014

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Nigeria’s Health Minister Olukayode Oguntimehin has urged Ghana to do everything possible to prevent ebola from entering the country.

Five people have so far died in Nigeria with 18 people infected with the worst outbreak of ebola on the African continent.

Several suspected cases have been tested in Ghana but none has proved positive so far.

The haemorrhagic virus has killed over 2,000 people in the West African sub-region so far.

Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone have been the worst affected countries since the first case was recorded in February this year.

DR Congo and Senegal also confirmed new cases recently.

Speaking to Joy News, Mr. Olukayode warned that Ghana must “take nothing for granted”.

“Your medical personnel must take every standard prevention measure...shut down hospitals and quarantine people. That is what stopped the first outbreak”.

“When you panic, you stop thinking and when you stop thinking you make mistakes" Mr. Olukayode added.

Meanwhile, the University of Cape Coast has started screening foreign students before they are allowed entry into the school's premises.

This is part of measures put in place by the Education Ministry and the Ghana Health Service to ensure that no foreign student enters the country with the haemorrhagic virus.

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