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Ghanaian authorities issue red alert on Ebola

English.news.cn   2014-08-10 03:58:10            

ACCRA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Health of Ghana issued a red alert here over the weekend on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

"It has been confirmed that some Ghanaian fisher folks living and fishing along the borders of Liberia have been returning home with symptoms of EVD," the statement said.

It urged citizens to avoid using public swimming pools and keep strict hygienic practices.

The statement suggested that people keep and use hand sanitizers often. It also that due to the cholera outbreak in the country and the striking similarities between some of the cholera and EVD symptoms, people should wear protective clothing including hand gloves before touching sick people.

The statement also urged people with such suspicious symptoms to call designated telephone lines for prompt assistance.

Editor: yan
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