Stop shaking hands” – Don Jazzy, Ruggedman campaign against Ebola virus
Don Jazzy and rapper, Rugged Man, have taken to their different social network pages to educate their followers on the Ebola Virus.
The Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy urged his fans to avoid places where there have been recent outbreaks of the disease, adding that 'shaking of hands' should be completely avoided.
“I have been quarantined. But why do we even shake hands? It's not necessary. Or better still use sanitizer and wash hands regularly with soap if you must shake hands,” he wrote on Twitter.
Rugged Man on the other hand, advised Nigerians to imbibe the habit of washing their hands “more than regularly now,” to prevent them from contracting the virus. He further noted that health authorities ought to track down the nurse, doctors and other medical officials who examined Sawyer on arrival in Nigeria.
“I heard that the first case of the Ebola virus has been reported in Lagos. Please be careful and always wash your hands well.
“How about the nurse and doctor that examined the Liberian before realizing that he had contracted Ebola virus? Do we have health sections at our borders?” he tweeted.
This is coming in days after a Liberian infected by the dreaded Ebola virus was confirmed dead in a Lagos hospital.
The World Health Organisation has said that though there is no specific treatment for Ebola, those diagnosed with the virus could recover with appropriate medical care.
Here are some precautions to help prevent infection and spread of Ebola virus:
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rubs when soap and water is not available.
Avoid bush meat. In developing countries, wild animals, including nonhuman primates, are sold in local markets. Avoid buying or eating them. Avoid contact with infected people too.
Besides, avoid contact with the (infected) person's body fluids and tissues, including blood, semen, vaginal secretions and saliva. Don't handle remains of victims. Only trained personnel should do so.
Always be sure to wear special protective clothing, including gown, gloves, full face mask and eye goggles, if you are around an infected.
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