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Obey public health law on burial to avoid haemorrhagic fever, says health commissioner

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Ondo State Government has tasked its residents to always obey public health law on burial of corpses to avoid haemorrhagic fever.

Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the state Commissioner for Health, made the warning while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Akure.

Adegbenro noted that there could be high possibility of infection from infected corpses, hence the need to seek approval from appropriate authorities before any corpse was buried especially those at home.

“It is highly advisable and compulsory to abide by public health law that stipulates that burial must be certified before it is carried out.

“Every local government has been instructed to abide by this because the hemorrhagic virus can easily get to people nearby from infected corpses because it’s a dangerous disease,” he said.

The commissioner urged the residents to desist from buying and eating meat on roads, saying that bush meat should be properly cooked and well garnished with pepper before eating.

He added that there was need to imbibe personal hygiene by keeping environment tidy and neat.

According to him, the residents should not panic on lassa fever or Ebola  because adequate measures are in place to avoid it.

“We are fully prepared in Ondo State and do not forget that we have infectious disease hospital on Oda Road here in Akure and we have upgraded the facility and it has become holding and treatment centre for haemorraghic fever,” he said.

Adegbenro noted that the state government had mobilised health personnel to handle any outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, adding that sensitisation of residents was on-going.

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