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Govt raises awareness of Ebola Virus

Selasa 12 Agu 2014 15:36 WIB

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Virus Ebola

Virus Ebola

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Ministry for People' Welfare asked community to raise awareness of the transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (Mers-CoV) and Ebola Virus. It was delivered by the Acting of Deputy Minister for Health Coordination, Population and Family Planning, Tubagus Rachmat Sentika in Jakarta on Tuesday.

"We must increase the awareness of MersCoV and Ebola Virus, particularly on the implementation of Haj season," Sentika said.

The Ministry also conducted various steps for all stakeholders. Government also anticipated the Ebola Virus through the National Committee on Zoonosis and Communicable Diseases Control. In addition, anticipation and coordination through travel warning and tightening visa from countries hit by ebola.

Based on the World Health Organization (WHO) data, the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached 1,013 after another 52 people died in the three days to August 9 in three West African countries.

The largest number of reported new deaths were in Liberia, where 29 people died, followed by 17 in Sierra Leone and six in Guinea, the WHO said in a statement on its website. The total number of cases rose to 1,848, it said. Mutia Ramadhani/Antara

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