Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority issues warning to airlines over Ebola outbreak

Ebola Outbreak

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has directed all airlines operating regional and international flights, to exercise a high level of vigilance to prevent incursion of Ebola virus into the country.

NCAA General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye in a statement on Tuesday, said the warning followed resurgence of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Adurogboye said the directive contained in a letter signed by NCAA Director-General, Capt. Muhtar Usman, has been sent to all airline operators.

Adurogboye also directed airlines to refresh the knowledge of their crew members (flight deck and cabin crew) for improved and sustained proficiency in handling communication with any suspected case of communicable disease on board.

He further said in case of death to a patient, operating airlines should endeavour to contact Port Health Services for clearance before importing human remains into the country.