Bolivian doctors will be trained in Cuba to fight Ebola
- Submitted by: Camila
- Health and Medicine
- 10 / 29 / 2014
Six Bolivian doctors attend a preparatory meeting in Cuba on the clinical management of Ebola to be held this October 28. The Bolivian professionals receive technical training to mount medical camps if the disease spreads into the country.
"The work we are going to develop is essentially technical, ranging from the update on clinical management, the work has to be done, care must be taken especially in the use of personal protective equipment," explained the Bolivian Health Minister Juan Carlos Calvimontes.
He added that states member of ALBA activated an epidemiological network in their territories in order to exchange information and work together on prevention. The partners of this integrationist block defined actions to address Ebola last Monday in Havana.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared last August an international health emergency by the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and called on all countries to take precautions. Symptoms include high fever, muscle pain, headache, nausea, vomiting and bleeding.
According to the WHO, to date nearly five thousand people died in just over 10 000 100 infected since the outbreak began in three countries in West Africa, in March.