Ebola In The Bahamas? Officials Put Islands On ‘High Alert’

There are fears the deadly Ebola virus could make its way to the Bahamas after officials put the country on high alert.

It comes after the island nation’s health department issued a “high alert” for the virus’s potential arrival in the form of international visitors.

After the Bahamas endured Hurricane Dorian in September, doctors and support workers from abroad have flooded in to assist local teams.

But, this has led the Bahamas Ministry of Health to keep a close watch on the visitors’ travel history, making sure to know whether they have been to places where Ebola is present.

The virus has devastated central Africa (Image: REUTERS)
The Bahamas is one of the world’s top travel destinations (Image: Getty Images/EyeEm)

Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands told Eyewitness News: “We’ve been in a process of doing a number of sensitisation training sessions with customs, airport, immigration and health personnel.

“If you have been in an area where there is an Ebola outbreak, such as central Africa, red flags go off.

“When you combine (screening) with travel history, that’s when a person may be infectious.”

Original Article:https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/ebola-outbreak-feared-bahamas-nation-20762175

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