Ecuador: Minister of Public Health reports no epidemic outbreaks in disaster area

Posted on May 3, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Latin America Health reported the Minister of Public Health of Ecuador, Margarita Guevara, said that “there are no epidemics in the disaster area to date” and ruled out possible epidemiological tables. Government of Ecuador will sell assets to help victims

“We are in our epidemiological phase, alert and attentive in monitoring to prevent outbreaks and preventable diseases,” he said.

The representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Gine Tambini, said that “what you’re looking for is now active surveillance, especially in hostels and shelters to be aware to detect any cases that may occur, whether of diarrheal disease is of mosquito-borne diseases. ”


Currently the Ecuadorian government is vigilant in case detection, prevention and control of diseases through the careful study of each case.

“Any febrile case or prodromal symptoms (warning), an immediate siege is done, thus avoiding any kind of epidemic,” so said the representative of the public health area of ​​Ecuador. Read Article

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