Ebola: NCDC Cautions Nigerians Against Traveling To Uganda
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has cautioned Nigerians and other people residing in the country against embarking on non essential travel to Uganda for now. As at last October 29, Uganda had recorded 128 confirmed cases of Ebola virus with 34 deaths.
NCDC Director General, Doctor Ifedayo Adetifa, in a statement on Monday, said those proceeding on essential travel while in Uganda, should avoid contact with obviously sick persons and those with suspected case of the virus.
Adetifa said this would enable public health authorities to determine how Ebola virus would be contained in Nigeria.
He said that the port health service of the Federal Ministry of Health had scaled-up the screening of passengers returning from Uganda at points of entry.