EBOLA VIRUS ALERT !!!

EBOLA VIRUS ALERT !!!
April 14, 2014 Editor

Ebola Virus Alert
(Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever)
This is to inform all our esteemed patients and visitors that there is a recent outbreak of Ebola Haemorrhagic fever wildly spreading across West Africa.
At the last count, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever (EHF) has spread to Guinea; where about 100 persons have already died. The disease has a case fatality Rate of 90%. Liberia has reported 16 suspected cases, 5 confirmed and all dead; 6 suspected cases reported in Mali and 1 in Ghana. The situation is rapidly changing and there is real concern that Nigeria may not be exempted from this current outbreak.
Because the natural reservoir of ebolaviruses has not yet been proven, the manner in which the virus first appears in a human at the start of an outbreak is unknown. However, researchers have hypothesized that the first patient becomes infected through contact with an infected animal.
When an infection occur in humans, there are several ways in which the virus can be transmitted to others. These include:

  • direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person
  • exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions

The viruses that cause Ebola HF are often spread through families and friends because they come in close contact with infectious secretions when caring for ill persons.
Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms of Ebola HF include; fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Stomach pain, lack of appetite. Some may experience rashes, red eyes, hiccups, cough, sore throat, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, difficulty in swallowing, bleeding inside and outside of the body. Symptoms may usually appear 2-21 days after exposure though 8-10days are most common.
If you notice any of such symptoms in yourself or somebody else, quickly report to the doctor and do not forget to express your concern about the Ebola HF.
For further information, please send email to customerservice@lagoonhospitals.com or call any of our hospital sites below –
Lagoon Apapa                   -  0700LAGOONAPAPA or 0700 524666 27272
Lagoon Specialist Suites – 0700LAGOONLSS or 0700 524666 577
Lagoon Victoria Island    – 0700LAGOONVI or 0700 524666 84                                       
Lagoon Ikeja Hospital      – 0700LAGOONKJAH or 0700 524666 5524
Lagoon Ikeja Clinic           – 0700LAGOON1KJC or 0700 524666 1552
To your wellness,
Lagoon Hospitals Management

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