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RESPONSE TO FALSE EBOLA REPORTS CIRCULATING IN THE MEDIA

November 1, 2019

The Ministry of Health of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is aware of false reports in the media relating to an alleged Ebola “high alert” in the country. Please be advised that the Ministry of Health has not issued an alert related to the Ebola Virus Disease.

The Ministry of Health confirms that there have been no cases of Ebola in The Bahamas.
All formal communication on health matters are issued only through approved channels, including traditional media houses, and the Ministry of Health’s official website and Facebook page.

The Ministry wishes to assure the general public that The Bahamas supports and adheres to the recommended World Health Organization International Health Regulations guidelines as it relates to travel and trade from countries currently involved in the Ebola outbreak. Hence, surveillance at our ports of entry and health facilities are always alert, and remain ready to respond should a need arise.

For further information please contact the Health Surveillance Unit at the following telephone numbers:

Monday to Friday (9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m): (242) 502-4790
(242) 502-4776
After hours and weekends: (242) 376-3533
(242) 376-4705
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