- 07 October, 2014
- by Grenada Spot
The Government of Grenada is considering implementing travel restrictions as it explores ways to keep Ebola off our shores.
The announcement was made by Chief Medical Officer, George Mitchell on a weefm radio programme today.
The virus showed its ugly head in West Africa months ago and has to date killed over three thousand people.
The United States has also reported its first case.
Dr. Mitchell says the Ministry will do all in its power to keep Grenada Ebola free. He says talks have been held with officials of the St. George's University following concerns raised about students and faculty members of African origin.
Dr. Mitchell says the Ministry will embark on an educational drive to sensitize the populace about the deadly virus.
First symptoms of the Ebola virus are listed assudden onset of fever fatigue, muscle pain, headache and sore throat.
This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, symptoms of impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external.
Laboratory findings include low white blood cell and platelet counts and elevated liver enzymes. weefmgrenada