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Ebola facts

Published:Monday | November 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM

n There are NO suspected or confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola virus in Jamaica and the Government is working to keep it that way, undertaking numerous preparedness and response strategies under the multi-agency Ebola Contingency Action Plan.

n If you have recently

travelled to an Ebola-

affected area, watch for symptoms such as fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhoea in the next 21 days. Remain at home, avoid direct contact with anyone and call

1-888-ONE-LOVE or 1-888-663-5683 immediately.

n The travel ban is still in effect for

persons travelling directly or indirectly from or through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, within 28 days of having departed those countries. There is also a 28-day quarantine of Jamaican residents coming from either of those countries.

n All Jamaicans are being asked to do their part to keep Jamaica Ebola-free. Protect yourself, protect your family, keep Jamaica Ebola-free. Use the emergency hotline if necessary. Call 1-888-ONE-LOVE or 1-888-663-5683.