Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted through close personal contact with a person infected with the Ebola virus.
In response to this event the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director General is convening a meeting of the Emergency Committee of the WHO on August 6 and 7, 2014 in order to ascertain whether this event constitutes a ‘Public health emergency of International concern”.
The Ministry of Health is enhancing its state of preparedness for all diseases of public health concern, with particular focus on infection control and universal health precautions.
For further information, please contact the National Epidemiologist, Mr. Nahum Jn Baptiste at telephone no. 468-5317.