Ghana authorities issue red alert on Ebola
Posted on Aug 10 2014 | IANS
Accra, Aug 10 : Ghana's health ministry has issued a red alert Saturday on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)in the country.
"It has been confirmed that some Ghanaian fishermen living and fishing along the borders of Liberia have been returning home with symptoms of EVD," Xinhua reported citing the ministry.
It urged citizens to avoid using public swimming pools and keep strict hygienic practices.
The statement suggested that people keep and use hand sanitizers often.
It also due to the cholera outbreak in the country and the striking similarities between some of the cholera and EVD symptoms, people should wear protective clothing including hand gloves before touching sick people.
The statement also urged people with such suspicious symptoms to call designated telephone lines for prompt assistance.