The Ogun state Government has urged those hunting for Wild Life and Games Animals to suspend their activities forthwith in the state as part of measures to curtail the outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Nigeria.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun in a statement said such huntings do facilitate the outbreak of the disease as they pose some risks.
The Commissioner however assured that the risk of slaughtered animal at the state's slabs having Ebola Virus is False saying that the rumoured outbreak in slaughtered cattle should be discountenanced.
While noting that transmission is relatively easy through direct contact with bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, sweat and vomit of infected animals commonly monkeys or fruit bats, she advised that domestic pets be screened especially at night in environments that are known to have significant bat populations or areas that serve as migratory routes for bats.
The statement also advised members of the public to stop the consumption of salvaged or dead animals, while meats should be properly cooked.
The commissioner added that currently Ebola Virus is at the human-to-human level. She said the ministry has placed respective officials on alert for quick intervention at the Animal - Human Interface with four dedicated lines- 08033371451, 08033794450, 08033892861, and 08025195494 free for further information.