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Over 600 Nigerians Join International Volunteers to Fight Ebola in West Africa


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More than 600 Nigerians have registered as volunteers in the international team to control Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, the Coordinator, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Prof. Abdulsalami Nasidi, said on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said the volunteers comprised health workers, journalists and others.

Nasidi said Nigeria remained committed to supporting the control of Ebola spread in West Africa, hence the number of volunteers registered to join the fight against the disease.

The coordinator, however, did not give the exact date when the team would commence its assignment but said Nigeria was prepared to lead the international response team.

He said ``I want to announce to this gathering that over 600 Nigerian doctors, nurses, laboratory scientists, field epidemiologists and other categories of experts, including journalists, have registered to join the international team on Ebola.

``This strong team is an indication that Nigeria is committed to leading the fight against Ebola in West Africa.’’

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