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Multi-sectorial team meet on Ebola prevention

by | Oct 21, 2014

Anthony Phillips-SpencerThe multi-sectoral team that has been set up by the Government to manage the country’s response to the Ebola threat met yesterday at the National Operations Center (NOC).

The meeting was set up so that the tea could address the public.

The Ebola Team is chaired by Vice Chief of Defense Staff Brigadier Anthony Phillip Spencer.

He spoke about three strategies to ensure that the country is free from the Ebola disease.

He revealed that the purpose of the task force was to prevent, educate and respond to any case of the Ebola virus.

The group comprises public organizations, civil society, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS), and the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) and other stakeholders.

Brigadier Phillip Spencer informed the media that in a bid to ensure that everyone remained safe thje Committee planned to implement a monitor system where they can look out for threats of Ebola.

He revealed that the methods involved testing and a screening program.

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He further explained that since the public’s knowledge of the Ebola virus is very important the task force intended to disseminate information accordingly.

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He ensured that even if the disease reached our shores measures were being put in place to prevent the spread.

He disclosed that there was a strong rapid response team and other measures such as contact training, extensive infection control, and case management were being looked at.

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