SA hosts crisis talks on Ebola

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IOL pic aug5 Nigeria Ebola airport screening Associated Press A Nigerian health worker wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Ebola, which has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent, has killed scores of people in West Africa in recent months. Picture: Sunday Alamba

Johannesburg -

South Africa will host the Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting on Ebola, the Health Department said on Wednesday.

The meeting would be held on Wednesday to deliberate on the state of readiness and develop an approach in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, said spokesman Joe Maila.

“The meeting will bring together ministers of health and key stakeholders to build a consensus on appropriate strategic actions to prevent the spread of the ongoing Ebola outbreak.”

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the World Health Organisation would also be part of the meeting. - Sapa



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