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Anthrax diseases: Kwara issues public advisory

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

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A statement by Abubakar Ayinla, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Kwara State said 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,” it said.