Curaçao Ports Authority organized Ebola information session with Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth
Published on September 9, 2014CPA organized an informative session to prepare and inform the organizations active in the harbor about the latest developments regarding the Ebola virus.
The Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) organized an informative session to prepare and inform the organizations active in the harbor about the latest developments regarding the Ebola virus. The event took place in Landhuis Klein kwartier on September 8, 2014.
Although the chance that Ebola will reach Curaçao is slim, CPA would like every person who is involved with ships entering the harbor to be prepared and to know how to identify a person who might be infected with Ebola.
Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth, an epidemiologist employed by the Ministry of Public Health of Curaçao, explained how the virus is passed on, what the Ebola symptoms are and how to deal with it in case there are suspicions that a person carries the virus.
About 50 people attended the event and received all information about Ebola. Dr. Gerstenbluth said that although the chances are slim that the virus will reach Curaçao, we must be prepared and know how to deal with the situation in order to protect our island.