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Training begins for Ebola first responders in Jamaica

Published:Friday | October 17, 2014 | 1:53 PM

Senior Director of Airport Operations at the Airports Authority of Jamaica, Lieutenant Commander John Mcfarlane says training programmes for first responders began this morning.



Commander McFarlane says based on their jobs, these persons would be the first point of contact either with aircraft or passengers which may be carrying the virus.



He says orientation sessions have already started.



He says internally the authority's management has been discussing the procedures which will be used for personal protective equipment (PPE).



Commander Mcfarlane says there is already a procedure for handling infectious diseases.



However, given the highly fatal nature of Ebola, he says special measures will have to be put in place.



He also says an isolation area has been identified for treating persons who are suspected to have the virus.



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