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WHO, Gabon collaborate to guard against Ebola virus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Gabonese ministry of health are to set up a safety plan to prevent the spread of Ebola in the country after the outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. Photo credit:

Gabonese authorities, in a statement on Thursday, May 17, 2018, said it had become necessary to strengthen the capacities of health workers and epidemiological surveillance along the borders and at airports.

According to WHO, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Gabon are on the list of high risk countries.

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No cases of Ebola fever have been reported yet in Gabon.

The Gabonese authorities had suspended flights and maritime connections from affected countries and restriction of the issuance of entry visas to Gabon to passengers coming from area affected by the epidemic as measure to prevent the spread.


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