Having recently confirmed the first case of Anthrax disease in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan Health Services (UHS) has expressed its readiness to battle the disease to safeguard students, staff and members of the University community.
According to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr G I Saliu, the University is alert and in touch with relevant government agencies and stakeholders, advising anyone with relevant information to get in touch with Director of Health Services in the institution.
The UHS recommends standard precautions which include, adequate vaccination and other care of all livestock as and when due; avoidance of infected livestock and hides from infected animals; and abstaining from eating meat that is not well cooked.
Other recommended precautions include adequate hand hygiene; avoidance of the use of illegal drugs; sharing of needles; and use of appropriate protective equipment.
The UHS, among other, also prescribes safe waste management; cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and equipment, and reporting to the veterinarians any animal suspected to be ill with or have died from Anthrax.
Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by pores of the bacteria known as Bacillus Anthracis which can affect both humans and animals.
UHS provides basic health services to students, staff, dependants, visitors and retirees of the institution.
What’s your thought about this?
Kindly like and share