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Some Nations Taking Steps To Prevent Ebola, Prepare For Possible Cases

News outlets report on how some nations are attempting to prevent Ebola cases and preparing for possible cases within their borders.

Associated Press: Caricom urges preparation for possible Ebola cases
“A Caribbean trade bloc is urging governments to establish isolation facilities and take other preventive measures in case the Ebola virus reaches the region. Caricom’s secretariat said in a statement Wednesday that the recommendation was backed at a meeting of government officials and the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency…” (9/17).

Reuters: West African powerhouse Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola
“…As Ivory Coast campaigns to fend off an Ebola outbreak ravaging neighboring West African states, such grim reminders of the catastrophe unfolding across its western border are everywhere. … Ivory Coast is taking the kind of aggressive anti-infection measures that its poorer, smaller western neighbors were slow to adopt. Hand washing stations have appeared at the entrances of government buildings and office towers in Abidjan, the bustling economic capital. People have abandoned the traditional three-kiss greeting…” (Bavier, 9/18).

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