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PM orders heightened Ebola Surveillance at Ports of Entry

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has instructed that Ebola surveillance at Jamaica’s ports of entry be heightened with immediate effect. This heightening involves an extension of the existing immigration form, to document information on countries which persons have visited or will intend to visit, and whether or not they experience symptoms similar to those characterizing Ebola, on arrival in the island.
  • Published in Health

Opposition signals Cooperation For ChikV Action and Ebola Plans

KINGSTON, Jamaica Oct. 15, 2014 - The Parliamentary Opposition has signalled its full cooperation for the actions being taken by the Government to contain and reduce the spread of the Chikungunya virus, and plans being put in place to prevent the introduction of the Ebola virus in Jamaica, as well as measures to deal with any possible Ebola case in the country.

Cuba leading the World in the fight against Ebola

KINGSTON,  Jamaica Oct. 5, 2014 - As the Jamaican health ministry concretizes its plans to combat the deadly Ebola virus, there is word that the Ministry may enlist Cuba's assistance in making the country Ebola resistant.
  • Published in Health

Jamaica on high alert for Ebola

KINGSTON, Jamaica -nThe Ebola epidemic having been introduced to the United States now poses a real threat to Jamaica, which is constantly upgrading measures to ensure its readiness in the event of an Ebola outbreak.
  • Published in Health

Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin

Against the background of some 1500 dead and 26-hundred persons infected by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, the first human trial for an investigational Ebola vaccine is set to begin this week.
  • Published in Health
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