Monday, October 29, 2018

Ebola: Ambode, Canadian Governor-General To Open Laboratory In Lagos

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Canadian Governor-General Hon. Julie Payette will tomorrow inaugurate a biosecurity laboratory in Lagos.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Habib Aruna, said the biobank was located at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba.

It was where the isolation unit used by the government to contain the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was located.

According to the statement, the laboratory, funded by Canada in partnership with the state government, would serve as a repository for high-concentration pathogens. “It will also help the state mitigate post-EVD threats and build capacity for prevention, detection and response to future outbreaks in Nigeria and West Africa.