Zambia at risk with Ebola-WHO

By Web Master

World Health Organization says Zambia is among countries at risk of the Ebola disease outbreak.

WHO country representative Nathan Bakyaita said this is due to Zambia’s porous borders shared with countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has recorded cases of Ebola disease.

Bakyaita said there was need for the country to be on high alert, adding that was the reason WHO had partnered with Zambia to help prevent any eventuality.

He said this when Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya and North Western province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu visited the centre were the Ebola rapid response preparedness team is being trained on handling any Ebola related cases.

And Dr. Chilufya has implored the public and health personnel in North Western Province to remain alert and report any suspected Ebola outbreak in the area because North western is a border province with the DRC where the disease has been detected.

“Am assuring you that in all border areas with the DRC not to panic over Ebola outbreak in Congo as my ministry is ready for any outbreak of the disease,” said Chilufya