It is time for active surveillance

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The BCP has followed with baited breath news about the spread Ebola in West Africa as the spreads. In this global village the possibility of a world epidemic arising from such an easily transmissible disease is very high.

The BCP recognises and commends the efforts that our government has done in protecting the nation by screening and limiting international travellers. Isolation facilities are also most welcome and we urge the government to be vigilant and none selective of the suspected individuals. The rules should apply to all travellers equally. No one should be favoured with home observations. There should be strict isolation centre observations.

On Sunday 17th there was news, from the media, that an isolation centre in Liberia was violently raided. Contaminated beddings and other commodities were apparently removed back into the communities. This will obviously compromise and set back the preventive measures already put in place in the affected West African region.

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