Mr Oliver Wolugbom, Rivers State Director of the National Orientation Agency ( NOA), has stressed the need to maintain high sanitary standard in order to check the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Wolugbom who spoke on Friday in Port Harcourt at a sensitisation programme organised by the Agency for youths, said high sanitary standard was essential in the fight against Ebola spread.
The director noted that though Ebola was not a death sentence, people should be careful in order to boost the eradication of the virus.
The NOA boss said that there were on-going efforts to find a permanent cure for the virus but no classified vaccine had been discovered for it.
He advised people not to eat improperly cooked meat and cultivate a permanent habit of washing hands always.
Wolugbom also urged stakeholders to discard traditions that had to do with drinking of water used in the washing of dead bodies.
He called on the people to stop the habit of crying and falling on dead bodies of loved ones as a sign of affection.
The director said if people could adhere to positive norms of society relating to good sanitary conditions, Ebola would soon be a thing of the past. ( NAN)