The Ministry of Well being mentioned it was unaware of the alleged lethal flu which is believed to be spreading in China and another international locations and claiming the lives of some folks together with Nigerians.
Studies have been circulating on social media that the lethal flu is sweeping China and that the flu has killed some folks together with Nigerians.
Nevertheless, at a press convention in Abuja on Monday January 23, Well being Minister Osagie Ehanire mentioned that neither the World Well being Group (WHO) nor the US Facilities for Illness Management (US- CDC) had contacted the federal division. of Well being concerning the lethal unfold of influenza reported in China. He mentioned the federal authorities can’t authenticate the veracity of claims surrounding the alleged presence of the lethal flu. He added that not one of the Chinese language embassies in Nigeria have contacted the Federal Ministry of Well being about an outbreak of the illness, opposite to the follow of formally notifying any of those public well being points from from China.
“We can’t confirm the case of the lethal flu reported now. Nevertheless, we’re looking out for any public well being points as it’s our obligation to guard the well being of our folks. Nevertheless, we now have referred the matter to the Director Basic of the Nigerian Heart for Illness Management (NCDC) and Port Well being Providers in order that they are often on alert.
Frankly talking, the posts on social media concerning the lethal flu in China are unusual and unusual to us. The perfect scenario is that every time there may be such an outbreak of flu or lethal illness someplace, we hear it first from the WHO. However up to now, the WHO hasn’t given us any details about the flu, and the Chinese language Embassy hasn’t given us any details about it both.
Often, the Chinese language Embassy in Nigeria will ship an official to tell us in case of such a factor, however it has not been performed. We due to this fact query the authenticity of the report circulating in social media and a few standard media. Nevertheless, we now have not but obtained affirmation from the proper organizations.
Clearly, that is the season when folks generate tales, true or false, and throw them into the media house to impress pointless reactions, optimistic or detrimental, amongst folks. Nonetheless, we’re monitoring the scenario and taking every little thing we hear and see severely.
However in abstract, any such outbreak can be identified by the WHO and they might ship the mandatory recommendation and different related data concerning such an outbreak. So we should always ignore this report and take it with an enormous ‘pinch of salt’