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Nigeria will overcome Ebola epidemic

Nigeria will soon overcome the Ebola epidemic with the present interventions that the federal government is putting in place, the director general of National Agency…

Nigeria will soon overcome the Ebola epidemic with the present interventions that the federal government is putting in place, the director general of National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Professor John Idoko has said.
Fielding questions from journalist about the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), said that the virus was an acute epidemic which either kills you or you kill it.
The NACA boss was speaking the national dialogue on effective implementation and post 2015 development agenda
According to him the country experiences such acute epidemic from time to time giving examples of cholera, meningitis saying that these kills people in their thousands when the season arrives.
He said, “we will overcome this virus, presently there is an experimental drug that can cushion the effect of the virus and if properly handled it can be controlled and managed within a few months”.
The NACA boss who added that the Ebola virus cannot be compared with the HIV virus because the HIV virus lives within the system and has been with us for over 30 years without a vaccine or a cure noted that the Ebola virus will soon be controlled.
It is unfortunate that people are joking about the HIV virus saying that it is better that they have HIV than Ebola.
His words, “HIV has killed over 30 million people since it debuted in 1981, which is much more that the Ebola will kill, this is a African disease but the HIV is a global one”.
“I am quite optimistic that with the quick intervention of government, we will soon control it.
The UNAIDS country director, Dr Bilali Camara speaking on the Ebola virus disease said that it is a novel disease that though self consuming will soon be controlled.

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