Eritrea Starts Ebola Awareness Campaign

The current Ebola outbreak, which began in Guinea in March, is considered to be the world’s largest ever
The current Ebola outbreak, which began in Guinea in March, is considered to be the world’s largest ever with 961 deaths (Guinea: 367, Sierra Leone: 298, Liberia: 294, Nigeria: 2)

By SelamTribune,

THE Eritrean Ministry of Health has released timely information as regards the means of transmission, symptoms and the necessary measures towards prevention of Ebola which has posed serious threat at the international level.

Accordingly, the members of communities most vulnerable to the incurable disease constitute patient caretakers, health professionals and quarantine workers, and nationals are advised to attend health services in cases of apparent symptoms.

The Ministry also stated that it has set up a committee of experts that would follow up the disease, and called on all Health institutions in the country to apply the international preventive procedures towards communicable diseases, conduct community sensitization activities, gather and disseminate timely information, in addition to raisin of follow-up on quarantine centers. 

Reports indicated that a total of 1,700 nationals of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria have been diagnosed with the disease; while 932 others have died from it.

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