The Nigerian Medical Association has called on the Federal Government to strengthen its emergency response team at the nations’ borders and improve surveillance at other national routes of entry.
The call follows the recent outbreak of ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In a statement signed by the President of NMA Dr. Mike Ogirima, the association expressed readiness to partner with the Federal Ministry of Health to achieve another resounding success on the prevention and control of a fresh outbreak.
Meanwhile, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has assured Air Passengers of their safety following the resurgence of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
FAAN in a statement signed by its Acting Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs Henrietta Yakubu, says adequate measures have been put in place to checkmate the re-occurrence of any outbreak in Nigeria.
She said Ebola screening points and detecting machines have been instated at the various international airports and urged passengers to go about their business activities without fear.
The Ebola disease has re-emerged where it all began from in 1976, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to the country's Ministry of Health, people began to get in April 22, 2017 in the bas-uele province which shares a border with the central african republic.
Nineteen days after, the country notified WHO of nine suspected cases and three deaths. The w.h.o has now declared an outbreak in the country.