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International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Year : 2021 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 218-221

doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5550574

Role of environmental health officer in the containment of COVID-19: A Nigerian perspective

Jamil Hassan Abdulkarim, Ugbede Mercy Enemali, Chandran, M., Amsath, A. and Sethilmurugan, S.

Received on: 08/11/2021

Revised on: 08/22/2021

Accepted on: 08/24/2021

Published on: 08/31/2021

  • Jamil Hassan Abdulkarim, Ugbede Mercy Enemali, Chandran, M., Amsath, A. and Sethilmurugan, S.( 2021).

    Role of environmental health officer in the containment of COVID-19: A Nigerian perspective

    . International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 6( 4), 218-221.

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Abstract

Environmental Health Officer play a critical role in the containment of COVID19 in view of Outbreak of COVID 19 in Nigeria, Environmental Health Officer has numerous role to play ranging of health education, management of medical generated from treatment COVID Patient, disinfection and decontamination of environment, ensuring health worker in the frontline of management of COVID patient follows safety protocol in the course of discharging their duty and  also help in investigation of people who are exposure  to the disease through contact tracing,. Environmental health Officers ensure environmental sanitation is being practiced so as to strengthen environmental hygiene in an effort to contain the spread of COVID 19. This study adopted a qualitative approach, primary and secondary data were used for the purpose of data collection for the study.

Keywords

COVID-19, Role Environmental Health, WHO, Nigeria.