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UAE sets strategies to face Ebola

Health authorities in the UAE are setting up strategies for early detection of and dealing with the possible outbreak of any kind of infectious disease, including the Ebola virus, Zawya reported. A special meeting held on Monday by the Central Committee of the Ministry of Health was attended not just by health authorities but police, civic officials, environment officials and private stakeholders in the health sector. The details of the meeting are yet to be released by the ministry, but a source from the health sector told Gulf News that the health authorities were determined to protect the country from the incidence of any kind of virulent disease and was following guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Meanwhile, Rana Sidani, Senior Communications Officer of WHO regional office in Cairo, told Gulf News that the organisation has sent guidelines to health authorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.