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Take Ebola seriously, urges Bunting


Take Ebola seriously, urges Bunting

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KINGSTON – Minister of National Security Peter Bunting has called on Caribbean and Latin American countries to take steps to protect their borders against potential outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, and to treat it as an issue threatening national security.

Minister Bunting made the call as he spoke at the XI Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas, being held at Arequipa, Peru from October 12 to 14, 2014.

“Many of our countries have been ravaged by the Chikungunya virus…and with the recent diagnosis in the United States, the threat of an even more deadly disease, the Ebola virus, is now on our doorsteps,” Bunting pointed out.   

“The devastation caused by the Ebola virus in countries across the African continent is clear evidence that we must not take these threats lightly. We must act cooperatively, if we are to prevent the spread of Ebola…and other diseases throughout our region,” he further stated. (Jamaica Observer)