Ebola still a threat, warns Chembe DC
Chembe, December 10, 2014, ZANIS ———— Chembe district Commissioner Simon Lwando has called on the people in the district not to ignore Ebola sensitization messages.
Mr. Lwando says the Ebola virus was deadly and therefore people should take precautions at all times especially in big gatherings such as funerals and weddings.
Mr Lwando has since called on the people in the district to be mindful of visitors that pass through the Chembe border from other parts of the country as some of them come from neighboring countries where the Ebola virus has been reported.
ZANIS reports that the District Commissioner was speaking at a meeting
held between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo authorities.
Mr. Lwando has warned the marketeers that have a tendency of running towards passing vehicles in a bid to sell their merchandise to stop doing so as the habit exposes them to contracting diseases.
And Mwenda Mayor in the Democratic Republic of Congo has encouraged Zambians not to fear to visit their relatives in DRC or passing through the pedicle road.
Nchakal Mwamba says preventive measures have been put up at both borders that are aimed preventing the spread of the Ebola Virus.
Mr. Mwamba explained that the Ebola epidemic in their country is far from the border area and was being managed by health personnel.
He has however advised members of the general public to always follow the laid down procedures on how to prevent themselves from being infected.
Meanwhile, Assistant District Veterinary Officer Patrick Musonda has warned residents in Chembe against eating meat from animals that die mysteriously as they could be carriers of the Ebola virus.