EBOLA: FG bans importation of bush meat

The Nigerian government has banned the importation of bush meat into the country following the outbreak of Ebola Disease Virus (EVD) that has claimed at least 1,500 lives, according to the World Health Organisation.

Nigeria’s Health Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, announced the ban on Monday during a meeting of National Council on Health (NCH) in Abuja.

The ban on bush meat through which Ebola could be contracted, is to prevent the spread of the disease which is being contained in Lagos and Port Harcourt.

Meanwhile, the world’s “disastrously inadequate response” to West Africa’s Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, said the head of the World Bank on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the virus in Port Harcourt.


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