Zambia placed on list of Ebola at-risk countries

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has placed Zambia among countries at risk of an Ebola disease outbreak. Polity reports that this is due to Zambia’s porous borders shared with countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has recorded cases of Ebola disease.

Nathan Bakyaita, the WHO country representative, warned that there was a need for the country to be on high alert and explained that was the reason WHO had partnered with Lusaka to guard against any possible outbreak.

The report says Bakyaita made his comments during a visit by Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya and North Western Province minister Naheniel Mubukwanu to a centre where the Ebola rapid response preparedness team is being trained on handling any Ebola-related cases.

Chilufya has urged the public and health personnel in North Western Province to remain alert and report any suspected Ebola outbreak in the area.

Polity report

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