The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said it would soon issue a public health advisory over the rising Ebola cases in the West African nation of Guinea.
The NCDC disclosed this in a social media statement on Sunday evening.
“NCDC is aware of confirmed Ebola cases in Guinea and is assessing the risk to Nigeria,” the agency said.
It added that talks have started with WHO, West African Health Organization and the Africa CDC in coordinating efforts in the region.
NCDC is aware of confirmed #Ebola cases in Guinea and is assessing the risk to Nigeria
A public health advisory will be issued soon pic.twitter.com/EnydUUea0S
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) February 14, 2021
What you should know
- Public health officials in Guinea declared Ebola as an epidemic on Sunday after recording seven cases and three deaths, the first of its kind since the Ebola pandemic of 2014-2016.
- World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said that the WHO is ramping up readiness & response efforts to the potential resurgence of Ebola in West Africa, a region that suffered so much from Ebola in 2014.