The Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Prof. Oladipo Aina has called on members of the university community and the society at large to adopt extra measures to avoid the spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus which is currently threatening the West African region.
Professor Aina said this at a Health awareness programme organized to sensitize members of staff on the threats of Ebola Virus and how to ensure prevention.
The EKSU Vice-Chancellor said that the sensitization programme became imperative due to the current trend of the presence of Ebola Virus in Nigeria which has claimed lives. Professor Aina called on the Federal and State Governments to be proactive and establish preventive mechanisms to avoid an epidemic.
The Director of Health Services of Ekiti State University, Dr. Omoniyi who delivered a lecture on the threats of Ebola Virus explained that no vaccine and treatment has been discovered to treat the Ebola Virus which he described as highly contagious.
Dr. Omoniyi said that people in direct contact with infected patients are at highest risk of infection especially health workers and family members. He listed the early symptoms of Ebola Virus to include fever, headache, tiredness, vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding.
The death toll from Ebola outbreak according to the World Health Organization has risen from seven hundred and twenty nine to over eight hundred