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[#SPORTSBRANDS] MTN STREET SOCCER BILLED TO KICK OFF NEXT WEEK AUG. 30TH AS LAGOS STATE SENSITIZES ATHLETES AND OFFICIALS ON CARE AND PREVENTION OF EBOLA VIRUS.

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Friday, 22 August 2014
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The Lagos State Sports Council has organised a one-
day sensitisation talk on the outbreak of Ebola virus as
over 200 participants took part in the exercise.
Speaking during the event which was held at the indoor sports hall of Lagos state sports council rowe park, Director of Sports, Lagos
State Sports, Dr. Kweku Tandoh said that the
sensitisation talk was to enlighten its athletes, coaches,
sports officers and sports association secretaries the
opportunity of acquainting themselves with practical
measures to prevent and to curb the spread of the viral
infection.
Doctor Bukky Bojuwoye of the Sports Medicine Unit of
Lagos State Sports Council, advised participants to
enlighten members of their families and neighbours
about the deadly disease and how to prevent it with a cheaper but more effective way of mixing 1part bleach to 9 part water to rinse and disinfect under running water.He also further reteriorated that ebola virus can only be transmitted through body fluids like sweat,semen and saliva when athlete comes in contact with an alreadt ill ebola patient with a considerable viral load.He confirmed that ebola has no cure yet going by the test drugs being used by the state goverment.Dr Akin George and Dr Kayode Heads of the Lagos state sports association further reinstated that salt baths and kolanuts can’t cure ebola they both further emphasized that proper precautions are being put in place for upcoming games.The NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL is slated for November in maiduguri while the much awaited MTN STREET SOCCER kicks off next week august 30th.
Public Relations Officer, P.R.O, of the Sports Council,
Bashir Agunloye, said publication materials on tips on
how to prevent people from contacting the virus
produced by the Lagos State Government were
distributed to participants.

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