Mauritius: Don't travel to Nigeria, other Ebola-hit countries, Mauritians warned

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritians have been warned not to travel to Nigeria and the three other West African countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) that are battling Ebola cases until further notice, PANA reported from here Tuesday.

The travel advisory by the Mauritian Ministry of Health is part of measures aimed preventing the spread of the disease to the Island nation.

On Tuesday, the Mauritian Health Ministry announced that all the preventive measures taken earlier to prevent the disease from entering the island-nation have been strengthened.

In a statement issued in the capital, Port-Louis, the Ministry said no case of Ebola has been registered on the island till date.

It said the number of health personnel at the airport and the port where a surveillance system is in place has been increased and a special room installed at the regional hospital of Souillac, southern Mauritius, close to the airport, for the treatment of infected persons.

Also, a coordination committee has been set up while a communication cell to sensitise the population on the disease.
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05 august 2014 11:54:38

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