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EBOLA FACTS

Published:Wednesday | November 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM

n The World Health Organization (WHO) is conducting missions in countries in Africa closest to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the three worst affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

n WHO said its

priority is for the preparedness of these countries identified as potentially at risk of introduction of an Ebola case, which would put them at high risk for an outbreak.

n Approximately

15 at-risk countries have been identified near those at the epicentre of the outbreak.

n WHO and partners have developed a consolidated checklist to be used by countries to ensure that they are prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to the introduction of a case of Ebola.

n WHO said being ready to deal with the introduction of an Ebola case will lay strong foundations for systems that will last beyond this outbreak of Ebola so that these countries are better prepared for any other health emergency that is likely to arise in the coming years.