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Clinical Medical Officer Dr. Omar Edwards as he addressed the workshop.
 
 
   
On guard
Participants from several private and public sector agencies gathered at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday to gain the facts on how best to protect themselves from the deadly Ebola virus.

Noting that due to Barbadosí position as a tourist destination, the threat level remained likely that an infected individual could enter these shores, Clinical Medical Officer, Dr. Omar Edwards, pointed out that in the event of the first confirmed case, a public health emergency would be triggered.

Highlighting the islandís response to such a threat, Edwards stated that the island has already formulated a procedural manual for Ebola, stating that it was in the process of being activated and each sector and agency would have a role to play.

According to him, the Ministry already had in place enhanced surveillance at the islandís main and smaller ports of entry, with health officials i...

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