Ebola Case in Lesotho isn’t What it Seems

Reports that a woman who displayed symptoms associated with the Ebola virus crossed the Ficksburg border in the Free State have been revealed to have been a simulation exercise. Eyewitness News earlier reported that health officials had “confirmed its first case of Ebola” According to the report, the woman was rushed to hospital where tests “confirmed she had contracted the virus”. However, the International Health Regulations (IHR) in Lesotho said in a statement that there had been an Ebola Virus Disease exercise simulation on November 13 between the borders gates of Ficksburg and Maputsoe. It was undertaken to test the capacities in terms of risk communication, coordination, communication, surveillance, case management, preparedness and response, it said. 


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