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Friday, January 29, 2016

Zika virus: Don't Travel To Latin America - FG Warns

The Federal Government on Friday warned Nigerians against travelling to Latin America nations following the outbreak of Zika virus in the region.

Pregnant women were particularly asked to steer clear of the region and the restriction subsists until further notice.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, while issuing the travel advice called for closer monitoring and screening of passengers at various ports of entry in the country, especially for those who had visited Latin America recently.

Adewole directed the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to include Zika virus diagnosis as part of ongoing effort to manage Lassa fever outbreak in the country.

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