Odu’a, NMA campaign against Ebola
Odu’a Investment Company Limited, in conjunction with the Oyo State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Junior Chamber International (JCI), has launched an awareness campaign on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
The campaign began with a lecture by Oyo NMA Chairman, Dr Muideen Olatunji, at Cocoa House, Ibadan.
In the lecture, titled: Ebola Virus Disease: Basic Clinical Syndrome, Care and Management, Olatunji listed some symptoms of the disease as fever, flu, sore throat, muscle pain, red eye, asthemia, rashes, diarrhoea, vomiting, among others.
He said: “There have been more than 3,000 reported cases and over 1,600 deaths since the discovery of the Ebola virus. Nigerians should avoid direct contact with blood, dead bodies, fluids or cadavers. Also, aerosol spray, sexual transmission and percutaneous (through the skin) transmission can occur.
“Wear personal protective equipment, manage patients in isolation, discourage traditional burial practices and practise barrier nursing techniques.”
Odu’a’s Group Managing Director Adewale Raji said the campaign was aimed at increasing awareness on preventive measures.
Raji, who was represented by the General Manager, Human Resources, Mr Abimbola Ilori, urged the workers and the public to always wash their hands, use sanitisers, avoid eating bush meat and touching or washing the dead.
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