by S’ola Filani
A new ward designed to care for Ebola Virus Disease positive patients has been opened in Lagos, Nigeria.
The new ward will isolate the Ebola virus disease positive patients from the negative patients.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this on twitter on Saturday.
The announcement is coming days after, David Daigle an associate director for communications at the CDC visited Lagos, Nigeria with a team of CDC specialists to establish their own centre.
On seeing the unimpressive state of the Ebola isolated ward in Lagos, he told CNN “we are in a temporary emergency operations centre at a psychiatric hospital, waiting for remodelling to be complete on our own centre. We made the change with some grumbling but did not miss a beat — flexibility is essential in an evolving outbreak situation.
The work is long, hard, challenging but worthwhile. The CDC team in Lagos is amazing, one of the best I have been on. And the larger response team that includes all our partners and our colleagues from Nigeria is doing important work to break the Ebola infection cycle.” He had said.
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