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Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by presidency: 7:44pm On Jan 22
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY TO NIGERIANS ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

22nd January, 2020

This is a public health advisory on a new virus; the novel coronavirus (nCoV), by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. As this is a new virus, and new information is emerging every day, this advisory will be updated as new information and research on the virus and its impact on populations become available.

The first case of a novel (new) coronavirus (2019nCoV) strain was confirmed in China on the 7th of January 2020. According to preliminary investigations, most patients either visited or worked in the Huanan Seafood wholesale market, Wuhan city. As at the 20th of January 2020, 278 laboratory-confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection including six deaths have been reported to WHO globally since the first case was reported on the 31st of December 2019.

Many of the initial cases were thought to have contacted the virus through animal-to-human transmission from the market, but human-to-human transmission has also been established. Global surveillance is being established and it is expected that more cases will be reported over the next weeks.

Wuhan city is a major transport hub in China. Beyond Wuhan, cases have been confirmed in other cities in China; Guangdong, Beijing and Shanghai. As at the 21st of January, five cases have been confirmed in four other countries; Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea and the United States of America, all with a travel history to China.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are normally transmitted between animals and people. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain of the virus that has not been previously identified in humans. Some coronaviruses can be transmitted from person to person, usually after close contact with an infected patient, for example, in a householdor health care setting. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has convened its Emergency Committee today (22/01/20) to determine whether this outbreak should be declared a “Public Health Event of International Concern” (PHEIC).

SYMPTOMS

This new coronavirus 2019nCoV appears to cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms like cough and breathing difficulties. From current evidence, it appears that death is a rare outcome, mostly in patients with underlying illness.

TREATMENT

There is no specific treatment for disease caused by the novel coronavirus yet. However, many of the symptoms can be treated. Therefore, treatment is based on the patient’s clinical condition. In addition, supportive care for infected persons can be highly effective.

NIGERIA’S PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is currently coordinating a multisectoral technical group that is assessing and managing the risk of importation to Nigeria. NCDC is in close communication with the World Health Organization (WHO) who is closely monitoring the situation globally. WHO is in direct communication with the Government of China and other affected countries, and has released technical and travel guidance.

The Port Health Services unit of the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria has been placed on alert and has heightened screening measures at the points of entry. In China, exit screening measures have been enhanced for travellers from Wuhan city at the Points of Entry (PoE) (airports and ground transport stations) since the 14th of January 2020. This includes temperature checks, combined with provision of information and masks to passengers with fever, as well as directing symptomatic passengers to health facilities for follow up.

Nigerians are advised to remain calm. Travelers from Nigeria to Wuhan, China, are advised to avoid contact with sick people, animals (alive or dead), and animal markets.

Travelers from Wuhan to Nigeria, may be asked questions upon arrival by the Port Health Services unit at points of entry about symptoms of illness and travel history, and are advised to report immediately to NCDC, if they feel ill after a trip to Wuhan.

The Federal Ministry of Health through NCDC and its partners are fully committed to strengthening our preparedness and response to infectious disease outbreaks.

Information will be shared with the public as it becomes available.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

To reduce the risk of spread of coronavirus, members of the public are advised to adhere to the following measures:

• Wash your hands regularly with soap under running water

• Cover your mouth and nose properly with handkerchief or tissue paper when sneezing and/or coughing. You may also cough into your elbow if a handkerchief is not available.

• Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing

• Avoid self-medication, report to the nearest health facility when you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms

• Healthcare workers are always advised to observe standard infection prevention and control measures when attending to patients and take a travel history.

As the situation is evolving, this advisory will be updated as more information becomes available.

ABOUT NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is the government agency with the mandate to lead the prevention, detection, and control of communicable diseases. Its functions are to prevent, detect, investigate and control communicable diseases of national and international public health importance.

Contact:

NCDC Toll-Free Number: 0800 9700 0010
SMS: 08099555577
WhatsApp: 07087110839
Twitter/Facebook: @NCDCgov
Email: info@ncdc.gov.ng

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Flexherbal(m): 9:38pm On Jan 22
Travelers from Wuhan to Nigeria, may be asked questions upon arrival by the Port Health Services unit at points of entry about symptoms of illness and travel history, and are advised to report immediately to NCDC, if they feel ill after a trip to Wuhan.
Very necessary. But, they should not turn it into money making exercise.

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by NewBea: 9:38pm On Jan 22
This 2020 surely didn't start off so well...

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Administration1: 9:39pm On Jan 22
End time oooo. It's better the Supreme Court wades into this matter?
We are tired and don't want a repetition of what happened the othertime that our mandate was stolen.
The political parties have to ensure that it's free and fair.



shey this topic is about politics
?

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Emilokoiyawon: 9:39pm On Jan 22
shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by CotenantNIG: 9:40pm On Jan 22
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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by timoddy(m): 9:40pm On Jan 22
Amotekun will help us fix this grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by NtoAkwaIbom(m): 9:41pm On Jan 22
orrr, mkpoo adi baa

aids no do ?
Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Righteousness89(m): 9:42pm On Jan 22
Corona virus is a dicey one..

Those who put out this one really wanna shake the Earth..

It's well known that citizens from that country are Travellers to Every Country on Earth...

I don't think there is a Country where Chinese people don't go to.

Anyways , People of The Most High GOD, stay Calm.. As long as we are still here on Earth, We will overcome this phase..

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by osamz007: 9:43pm On Jan 22
Oluwa wetin dey transpire

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Bbbwings(m): 9:43pm On Jan 22
Mumu
When will they talk about Lassa Fever?
Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Ge0grapher(m): 9:43pm On Jan 22
Coronavirus ?? Who comes up with these names undecided

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by kemax11: 9:43pm On Jan 22
God help us
Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Outreachms: 9:44pm On Jan 22
hmmmmmm
Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by olayemioshiyemi: 9:44pm On Jan 22
May God protect us here in Nigeria and other countries

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by DesChyko(m): 9:45pm On Jan 22
Ebola cousin.

Please add that people should keep away from salt o. As its not expensive, some people are ready to decorate their beds with it. angry

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by MrPresident1: 9:45pm On Jan 22
Matthew 24:7
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.


End time sign

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by breathcutter(m): 9:46pm On Jan 22
Heeeeyyyyy! I'm having cough o

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by tstx(m): 9:47pm On Jan 22
Following
Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Novaccines: 9:47pm On Jan 22
Wow

Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by taikonet005: 9:47pm On Jan 22
May God save us all... All this virus here and there what is the world turning into.
Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by naijatoonz: 9:49pm On Jan 22
Hmm I hope this isn't a biological warefare. USA-CHINA tension. Don't mind me, just thinking out loud.

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Nobody: 9:50pm On Jan 22
God Help Us
Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by seunlayi(m): 9:52pm On Jan 22
Buhaary why? Is this another plague?

Well, the blood of the Lamb in on the door post of we that love Nigeria genuinely

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Blindersoff: 9:53pm On Jan 22
Did Adeboye not prophesy about a new and deadly virus that would come early 2020? I think i saw that somewhere

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by 4words: 9:54pm On Jan 22
Obviously these are man made viruses. ..

it's really sickening that one idiot will go into his laboratory and produce things that are deadly to human race just because he or she wants to sell the anti virus.

The same way they create virus to computer and sell the anti virus just to make money.

Lastly, these Chinese guys are pretty disgusting, eating life rat, mice, fish etc and thinking all is well. Or am I the only one that have been seeing such video on instagram?

They are all just a pain in the butt keep give us problems.

I am just pissed angry

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Origin(f): 9:54pm On Jan 22
Just enforce travel ban for travellers from Wuhan.


This was the same negligence that brought ebola into Nigeria.


DG immigration take note.

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by Jonovo98: 9:55pm On Jan 22
Na so God take punish?

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by RisenPhoenix(m): 9:56pm On Jan 22
In 2014, when Sierra Leone witnessed an Ebola epidemic, all traffic from SL was closed down and travellers banned. Why can't the same be done to incoming Chinese travellers for the moment?

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Re: Novel Coronavirus: NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory To Nigerians by onyotakom: 10:05pm On Jan 22
Something must kill a man

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