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NCDC Refutes Claims Of Marburg Virus Outbreak In Nigeria

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has refuted the Marburg Virus Disease outbreak in Nigeria. 

Reacting to reports of the alleged existence of the ailment at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, the centre, on its Twitter, handle, stated that though no case of the disease had been reported in the country, measures such as heightened surveillance, diagnosis and rapid response teams are in place to prevent and mitigate the epidemic in-country.

Similarly, the management of the hospital yesterday debunked the story. 

The account, emanating from a memo issued by the authorities to heads of departments (HODs), went viral on social media yesterday.

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