Zimbabwe Not Able to Detect Ebola



The Zimbabwean government has no capacity to conduct tests to detect the deadly #Ebola disease, according to NewsDay. Specimens from suspected cases would be referred to South African laboratories for verification.


Health ministry officials told NewsDay yesterday that all suspected cases would be managed as Ebola patients and kept in isolation units until the specimen results have been received from South Africa.

On Wednesday, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa told journalists that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had already organised a courier service which would take any suspected Ebola case specimen to South Africa as it needed proper handling.

“We would like to thank our partners for supporting us, WHO, they have already arranged for courier services just in case we need to carry the specimens from here to South Africa,” Parirenyatwa said.

“There is a specific way you need to courier the specimen to avoid spread of infection.”

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