Health officials to hold Ebola meeting

Public health officials in the Cayman Islands plan to hold a meeting on Monday evening to discuss a travel advisory in relation to Ebola and to raise awareness of the disease.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kiran Kumar is inviting all Cayman Islands residents who hail from West African countries, including Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria, as well as other members of the public, to attend the 5:30 p.m. meeting at the Hibiscus Conference Room at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

According to the latest figures from the World Health Organisation, the number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen to more than 4,000, with the majority of those deaths happening in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been eight Ebola deaths in Senegal and one in the United States.

There have been no reports of Ebola in the Caribbean region.

In total, there have been 8,399 confirmed or suspected cases, mostly in West Africa.

For further information on Monday night’s meeting, call the Public Health Department on 244-2621.

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