Ebola- The Malian Suspected Of Contracting The Ebola Virus In Senegal, The Tests Sent To Institut Pasteur In Dakar, Have Proved Negative
In Senegal, a 27-year-old Malian suspected of contracting the Ebola virus was quarantined on Saturday at the hospital in the northern town of Ourossogui, along with the motorbike and driver that had transported him.
However, according to the Director of Prevention at the Ministry of Health and Social Action, the tests sent to Institut Pasteur in Dakar have proved negative.
Tests also proved negative for a female patient returning from Liberia.
In the face of the warnings, which have sent a wave of fear through the population, ADHI exhorted public officials in Senegal to rigorously abide by WHO’s recommendations contained in its August 8, 2014 declaration on the meeting of the emergency committee of the international health rule concerning the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
According to the Health Ministry, which just launched public awareness, the country’s land and air borders have been put on high alert.
The Senegalese government should set up a national committee for the campaign against the spread of the rampaging Ebola virus, a local NGO has advised.In a statement on Monday the Human Action for Integrated Development (ADHI) said such a proposed committee should integrate all parties to efficiently participate in the eradication of the epidemic.
The composition of such a committee should be the result of an inclusive approach, also including state organs, civil society organizations (CSOs) or the private sector that could contribute to the eradication of the threat to the Ebola virus, ADHI said.
On Monday, Senegal’s Prime Minister Mahamad Abdallah Boun Abdallah Dione is expected to preside over a meeting focusing on the Ebola virus.
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