Government says it is putting up stringent measures to prevent an Ebola outbreak in Zambia.
Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says government has so far over 300 multi-disciplinary and multisectoral health staff that have been trained as rapid responders.
Dr. Chilufya disclosed this when he presented a Ministerial Statement in parliament on Zambia’s preparedness on the ongoing Ebola outbreak disease in Democratic Republic of Congo.
He said among other measures government is also facilitating resources to build isolation centers in Mwembeshi and Kitwe in case of any possible Ebola outbreak.
According to the World Health Organisation -WHO- Zambia is at a high risk of importing the Ebola virus from the ongoing epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As of March 4th, a total of 9- hundred cases of Ebola had been reported in Congo D.R. including 8- hundred and 35 confirmed cases.