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Ferguson to provide Ebola update today

Published:Tuesday | October 28, 2014 | 8:33 AM
Dr Fenton Ferguson - File

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson is to update the country today on what adjustments may be coming for Jamaica’s Ebola response protocols.

Ferguson recently returned to the island after leading a team on a four-day visit to Cuba.

The health ministry says the discussions focused on several areas including the training of local healthcare and other workers in Ebola preparedness; the possibility of Cuba providing doctors and nurses in the event of an outbreak; and the possible provision of additional Personal Protective Equipment.

The ministry says the outcome of the discussions will be provided to the country by way of a press conference this morning.

Last week Thursday, acting permanent secretary in the ministry, Dr Kevin Harvey, indicated that Jamaica will have to adjust its Ebola response protocols as some of the measures, which were developed by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, have failed.

Harvey also hinted that Jamaica may look to Cuba as it fine-tunes its response protocols.


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