Ebola is a disease that may be acquired upon contact with blood or bodily fluids. It can also be as a result of being in contact with an infected human or other animal.
People who are affected with the Ebola virus starts with symptoms of high fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. Many people who becomes infected with ebola soon started vomiting. They also have diarrhea, and rash.It also causes bleeding both within the body and externally.
Haiti is a country especially vulnerable to diseases. The people of Haiti need to be constantly on the lookout for a disease such as Ebola. To prevent infection from the Ebola Virus, check for infected animals and kill and properly disposing of the bodies.
A rumor has been circulating in Haiti recently concerning a U.N. Mission that was put in place to enlist volunteers form Haiti for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). This was met with a statement form the Haitian government banning any Haitian from volunteering for the task
It stated that the Ministers forbade any agency, including the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), from recruiting haitian volunteers for that purpose.
The Haitian Government has spoken and taken some decisions to reduce the risk of Ebola epidemic to reach Haiti, A notice has been issued by Dr. Florence Guillaume, Minister of Public Health and Population (MSPP).
Travelers from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone have been put on notice.
The Public Health Minister said nationals or visitors arriving from West African countries can enter Haiti within a 28-day period after they have left such countries.
Once reaching a Haitian port-of-call they must show a government-authorized health card, documenting they have had the mandatory blood test for Ebola.
Ministry of Health asks all ministries in touch with ports, airports, and borders for strict compliance to lessen the odds of contamination by Ebola in Haiti.
The Haitian Government has made a decision in regard to the current UN Peacekeeping force in Haiti and the threat of an Ebola epidemic. Haiti has suspended all troops rotation from Africa, in a move to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola epidemic.
On Thursday, October 16th, Haitian officials announced that the United Nations stabilization mission to Haiti has suspended sending troop rotation from Africa. This a preventive measure by the UN to keep the epidemic of deadly disease away from the Caribbean countries. The Haitian Health and Population Minister, Florence Duperval Guillaume has said that the UN will not send any more troops from African countries, affected by the Ebola epidemic. It is a precautionary measure for minimizing the risk of transportation of the disease. United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has set up an isolation unit at one of its bases to take care of the Ebola victims or persons with symptoms of the disease. In 2010, U.N was held responsible for a cholera outbreak in Haiti. Then several scientific and medical investigation reports concluded that the most likely source of the outbreak was a leaking sewage system of a UN housing complex where some Nepalese peacekeepers were living and they carried the disease from 9,000 miles away, as it was present only in the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent.
Here is a picture of First Lady Sophia, Michel Martelly and Laurent Lamothe at an ALBA meeting in Cuba regarding the Ebola Epidemic. This took place on Monday, October 20, 2014.
ALBA or Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América was formerly known as 'Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America'. It was founded initially in 2004 on the ideology of Simón Bolívar, a 19th-century South American independence leader, well remembered for his contribution to integrate the social, political and economic issues of the Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its recent Extraordinary Meeting was held in Cuba on October 20th with a single agenda--" Development of a coordinated response to the Ebola epidemic". The meeting was attended by the Haitian President Martelly accompanying the First Lady Sophia Martelly and the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. While addressing the attendees, the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rightly emphasized on the necessity for immediate actions to confront the epidemic crisis. A message from the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conveyed its appreciation of the solidarity offered by the ALBA member countries with a special mention for Cuba's extraordinary contribution towards the epidemic issue.
Haitian Ministry of Health unveiled response plan to Ebola
1) The government has opened an isolation unit at a base operated by the UN mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH.
2) Sanitary measures to be put in place at airports, ports and at the country's land and sea borders.
3) At the international airport of the capital Port-au-Prince, the Ministry of Health plans to set up a space to place people suspected of being infected with the virus.
4) Audiovisual warning messages will be broadcast to travelers
Here is a picture that was originally posted on the website theeventchronicle.com. According to information obtained there, some public advocacy group are conducting a campaign to inform the public that here are nothing real about ebola.
They want to make sure that people in the west understands that the Ebola virus does not exist and spread as the media wants us to believe. It is a man made disease brought to Africa by the Red Cross. They also stated they remarked that only the people who have been injected by some substance from the Red Cross.
The article went on to say that some of thos countries include: Liberians and Nigerians
Pawol Pale, Pawil Kompran
Roy, tande yon koze!
Mezanmi gade yon group moun ki pran pou yo denonce La Croix Rouj. Moun sa yo di ke se La Croix Rouj ki pote maladi sa kape touye moun nan payi Afrikin yo tankou Nigerya et Ghana et Liberya.
Min moun sa yo di yo remake depi Moun La Croix Rouj sa yo fini injekte yon bagay nan kor mou yo yo tombe malad
In a recent statement dated October 2, 2014, by the Ministers of Health, Interior and Defense, the Haitian government has forbidden any agency or organization to recruit Haitian volunteers on any mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). The announcement came in the wake of a news release on social networks that the United Nations was recruiting volunteers to respond to the Ebola outbreak. Haiti is a frequent victim of outbreaks and contagious diseases. A cholera epidemic hit the country four years ago and killed over 8,500 people and infected more than 700,000 people. 'Cholera' was non-existent in Haiti for last 100 years; it was brought to Haiti by some U.N peace keepers from Nepal, stationed near a major river. Even this year, there was over tens of thousands of suspected cases of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as 'Chikungunya'. 'Ebola' is a severe haemorrhagic fever with a fatality rate around 50%. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads through human-to-human transmission. It is a grave issue of health risk and that definitely calls for a serious preventive measure.