Kwara Govt issues Public Advisory on spread of anthrax diseases

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Kwara State Government has issued a public advisory on the outbreak and spread of anthrax, a deadly bacteria outbreak that has been reported in neighbouring countries.

This was contained in statement issued by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Kwara State Dr. Abubakar Ayinla and made available to newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara State

“Designed by the Kwara State Ministry of Health, the Public Advisory comprises an overview of the bacteria, mode of transmission, spread, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and control, and what to do when anyone comes down with the signs of the deadly disease, including the contact details of relevant health workers.

The Ministry also issued a four-page separate advisory that detailed the steps health workers should take when anyone presents with symptoms of anthrax in their facilities.

“We are mindful that Kwara shares international borders with affected countries, and our citizens could well be at risk,” the statement said.

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