Zika virus: Nigerians barred from traveling to Latin American nations

29GLOBALsub-master675-v3The Federal Government on Friday warned Nigerians against travelling to Latin America nations.
The decision was given following the outbreak of Zika virus in the region.
Pregnant women were particularly asked to steer clear of the region until further notice.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, while making this disclosure called for closer monitoring and screening of passengers at various ports of entry in the country, especially for those who had visited Latin America recently.
Adewole also stated the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has included Zika virus diagnosis as part of ongoing effort to manage Lassa fever outbreak in the country.
He assured Nigerians that there is no single case of Zika virus infection in the country, saying there is no need for Nigerians to panic.

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