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Ebola preparation underway

by | Oct 9, 2014

NEWS GRAPHIC 4As concerns grow about the deadly Ebola virus, locally the Public Services Association maintains that it will do what is required to ensure that personnel are outfitted with the tools and conditions to properly carry out their duties.

More than 3,000 people have died and 7,500 infected, mostly in West Africa, in the worst Ebola outbreak yet.

Ebola spreads through contact with the bodily fluids of someone who has the virus and the only way to stop an outbreak is to isolate those who are infected.

Speaking at a health stakeholders meeting this week , PSA President , Watson Duke , told members  all must be done to ensure the issue is handled professionally.

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Speaking at a news briefing this week at the National Operation Centre in Port of Spain, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Colin Furlonge, said various steps are being taken to monitor , detect and treat with any possible Ebola development in this country.

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