The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has called on Nigerians to embrace ecological sanitation sa a eans of prevention of infectious diseases in their areas. The Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, in a meeting with news men in Abuja on Sunday. Ihekweazu said that most factors leading to the transmission of communicable ailments could be averted through hand washing, keeping a spotless environment, boiling water before drinking and staying away from open defecation.
He however, added that the most effective preventive measure in public health was vaccination though we can also protect ourselves by ensuring our environment is kept clean, washing our hand regular, avoid open defecation, ensure food well cooked and stored, boil water before drinking and avoid drinking and self-medications.
“There are effective vaccines for illnesses like measles, meningitis, yellow fever, typhoid fever and so forth” he concluded..