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A leading official in the Ministry of Health says the department will continue its surveillance and monitoring of the Ebola virus in an effort to ensure that it does not penetrate local borders

The outbreak which began in Guinea in December 2013 has since been affecting parts of West Africa, is responsible for causing the deaths of thousands of people there.

The situation continues to be an issue of much concern to members of the public as well as health officials including the Chief Medical Officer Dr Merlene Fredericks who told members of the Press today that the department will focus on a more target approach to dealing with the disease.

She says training for health officials is critical in the preparation effort.

Dr Fredericks informed that efforts are also being made toward the construction of a proper isolation centre at the New National Hospital.

She adds that as part of the program, plans are also in place to hold simulation exercise at the Gros Islet Polyclinic this month.

Dr Fredericks made the pronouncement during a news conference at the Ministry of Health earlier today
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