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CARICOM working on Ebola response plan

Published:Wednesday | September 17, 2014 | 10:08 AM

The Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is formalising recommendations to deal with any possible incidence of the Ebola virus and is also improving efforts to respond to the Chikungunya epidemic.

A CARICOM statement said that chief medical officers and other technical health experts from CARICOM member states met via video conference to rationalise the region’s response to the two diseases.

The meeting was convened by the CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency.

CARICOM says among other things the meeting discussed the urgent need to put in place isolation facilities and resources to permit barrier management of suspected or affected cases of Ebola.

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