Ministry of Health Press Release – Ebola Remains Unlikely

Posted on: March 28, 2016

Authored by: Ministry of Health
Source: Ministry of Health
Date: March 28, 2016


The Ministry of Health and its agencies including the Public Hospitals Authority, Department of Public Health and the Pan American Health Organization in an update this morning maintains that a suspected case of Ebola at the Princess Margret Hospital is unlikely.


A meeting was held this morning with senior Health Officials led by the Minister of Health, Dr. the Honorable M. Perry Gomez, and including Dr. Kathleen Israel, Pan American Health Organization representative along with the PAHO Washington DC team at which it was confirmed that conclusive testing is being facilitated for a number infectious diseases including Ebola through the Centers of Disease Control in the United States of America.


The patient who passed away on Sunday evening had travelled to Johannesburg South Africa in early March. According to the World Health Organization, South Africa to date has had no reported cases of Ebola.


The Ministry of Health can confirm that all standard protocols including necessary protective measures in keeping with international guidelines have been followed in the management of the patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital.


The Ministry of Health will continue to work closely with PAHO and other international partners to ensure that effective measures are followed to safeguard the health of the public in accordance with international best practice.

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