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A doctor who cared for one of three people who contracted the Ebola virus in Spain is in St Lucia as part of a Pan American Health Organization mission here.

The exercise is expected to address concerns about the safety of Personal Protective Equipment for individuals who may be dealing directly with Ebola and suspected to have the infection.

But concerns ran high about the possibility of transmission from caregivers amid reports that medical personnel who have come in contact with the disease could infect other people.

Dr Arsuaga speaks to her own experience dealing with the Ebola case in Spain. Dr Arsuaga stressed that the spread of the virus can be curtailed if the proper procedures are applied.

Meanwhile fire officers, Marine police and immigration officials as well as Correctional Officers from the Bordelais Correctional Facility have been engaged in practical training on the donning and doffing of PPE’s as part of preparations for dealing with Ebola and other infectious diseases
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