International Course on Ebola Opens in Havana

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HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 10

ebola course in havanaThe first international course on the prevention and fighting against the Ebola virus in the Americas begins Monday at Havana´s Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute.

The initiative came out of a technical meeting by specialists and directives on the issue, which was held October 29 and 30 in Cuba with the participation of experts from 34 nations of the region and representatives of the World and Pan-American Health organizations, PL news agency reported.

Establishing epidemiological surveillance systems

Along with the international course, the meeting proposed to take actions like establishing epidemiological surveillance systems in institutions set up to receive persons coming from areas with Ebola transmission risk, as well as the reinforcing the relations between sectors at different terminals to get information on transport means, their crews and travelers arriving to the countries.

The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the exchange of experience and learned lessons in the fight…

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