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Santo Domingo.-  To keep the Ebola virus from entering Dominican territory, and adhering to guidelines from global health agencies, the Public Health Ministry and other entities announced the measures, especially ports, airports, border crossings, population and health centers.

Public Health minister Freddy Hidalgo  announced the measures in a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center on Monday, and said the country has the capacity to monitor and respond as international health regulations stipulate.

He said despite that the probability that Ebola enters the country is remote, the contingency measures need to be maintained and above all, inform the population in a timely manner to avert panic.

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Written by: zooma, 12 Aug 2014 8:43 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

The control to prevent Ebola from entering the country is the same as the control to prevent criminals from entering. This government action has no teeth. Empty promises in the form of a press release.

Years ago during the 2003 SARS epidemic Chile was taking the temperature of travelers entering their country with forehead termperature strips. Won't be done here, the gov't won't pay for the strips but will pay out for grandiose public works projects.

Written by: foresthill, 12 Aug 2014 8:43 AM
From: Dominican Republic
This article will make the DR the laughing stock of the world.

The DR couldn't control the Chik-V virus so how in the name of God how will these idiots ever control Ebola from entering the DR.
Written by: wanna, 12 Aug 2014 10:01 AM
From: United States, Santo Domingo
To keep the Ebola virus from entering Dominican territory, and adhering to guidelines from global health agencies, the Public Health Ministry and other entities announced the measures, .....


Care to expound on "THESE MEASURES"?
Written by: Firtipton, 12 Aug 2014 1:21 PM
From: United States
It is simply political rhetoric to impress those foreign entities who will give us money to help stop the disease.

However, the same chances exist to stop this as to stop Sahara dust from entering the country.
Written by: jambdebois, 12 Aug 2014 8:46 PM
From: United States
ebola
population control?
Written by: gomas, 13 Aug 2014 10:01 AM
From: Dominican Republic, puerto plata
wow that's a relief. I am so glad they can legislate that.. chicagunga or whatever was too hard but I guess this is easier
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