ALGIERS- The prevention department of the Health Ministry has taken all the necessary preventive measures to deal with the Ebola virus, said Wednesday in Algiers, Salim Belkessam, advisor in charge of communication at the ministry.
“There is no direct link among the African countries with a strong outbreak of the Ebola virus namely Sierra Leone,” Belkessam told APS, underlining that the preventive measures were reinforced on the national borders to deal with the virus.
"Until now, no case of this virus has been reported in Algeria,” he said adding that “an information sheet is currently being developed and will be given to foreign travellers coming from countries affected by the epidemic.”
He ruled out cases of contraction of this virus in Algeria, transmission factors being absent.
Noting that the preventive measures implemented by the ministry to deal with the Corona virus are also valid to the Ebola virus, Belkessam said that the “ministry gave firm instructions to doctors in public and private sectors to put suspected cases or carriers of the disease symptoms in quarantine in every province where samples are taken and sent to the national laboratory of the Pasteur Institute.”