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Public Health announces measures to reduce the risk of Ebola

SD. After a meeting with the representatives in this country of the Pan American Health Organization (OPS), the Minister of Public Health announced yesterday afternoon the measures that are going to be taking to reduce the risk of Ebola in this country.

Among these measures, Freddy Hidalgo said that they are putting into play the reinforcement of the health centers and the epidemiological surveillance.

Nonetheless as he responded to questions from the reporters during a press conference at the Center of Emergency Operations (COE), the official did not specify which health centers would be in conditions to receive and treat someone affected by this disease.

He reiterated, nevertheless, that the Dominican Republic is among the countries with low possibilities of having to face this virus, which has caused more than 1000 deaths in Africa. “Up until now I have not received confirmation of any direct commercial exchange with the countries where the outbreak has originated,” he assured the reporters.

For her part, Lillian Reneau-Vernon, the representative in the country of the OPS/WHO agreed with this indication by Hidalgo and she stressed that the OPS is working together with the Dominican health authorities to take the necessary measures.

Source: DiarioLibre

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