HAVANA, Cuba, October 20, 2014 - Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan says any country with an international airport is theoretically at risk of receiving an imported case of Ebola.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, October 17, 2014,– As Caribbean countries continue to put in place measures to deal with a possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the region, Jamaica has joined St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Kitts/ Nevis in placing a ban on nationals from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea entering their countries.
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.
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.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct. 15, 2014 - Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller on Tuesday held a meeting with Members of Parliament and Mayors, at Jamaica House, to provide an update on government's actions in relation to the current national health emergencies.
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.
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.