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Haiti installs anti-Ebola border controls – Rappler.com


Ebola in LiberiaHaitian authorities announced sanitary border controls on Thursday, October 16, to prevent Ebola cases from entering and spreading in the desperately poor country already in the grips of a deadly cholera epidemic.The Ministry of Health stressed, however, that “no case of the virus has been detected or revealed so far” in Haiti. TIMELINE: Ebola, a ruthless killerBut with more than 9,000 Haitians lives lost to cholera in three years, authorities are working hard to prevent another epidemic from hitting the country.The Ebola outbreak originating out of West Africa has already killed nearly 4,500 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.The Haitian Ministry of Health unveiled a response plan to the deadly hemorrhagic fever that aims to “well equip the population and our health system in order to be prepared for any possibility and reduce mortality as much as possible.” via Rappler.com

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