Ebola: WHO and Gabon to set up safety measures

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Gabonese ministry of health are to set up a safety plan to prevent the spread of Ebola in the country after the outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Gabonese authorities, in a statement on Thursday, said it had become necessary to strengthen the capacities of health workers and epidemiological surveillance along the borders and at airports.

According to WHO, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Gabon are on the list of high risk countries.

However, no cases of Ebola fever have been reported yet in Gabon.

As a measure of prevention, the Gabonese authorities have decided to apply the following measures: suspension of flights and maritime connections from affected countries and restriction of the issuance of entry visas to Gabon to passengers coming from area affected by the epidemic.

The Ebola virus had been an epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo for some years now.

The virus is usually carried by animals such as monkey and the likes.

The last time before now that there was an Ebola outbreak, it found its way into Nigeria from a Liberian who was visiting the country.

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However, the Lagos State government and WHO rose to the occasion and, were able to contain the Ebola hemorrhagic fever before it spread through the state.

The film 93 Days was made out the outbreak in Nigeria.

Symptoms of the virus include; fever, diarrhea, sore throat, headache and lot more.

Only few days ago, the virus was confirmed to have spread to the northwest city of Mbandaka in the Republic of Congo, with a population of about one million people.

So far with the current outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 14 cases have been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Congolese ministry of health.

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