Zimbabwe On High Alert For Ebola – Govt Official

Deputy Health ad Child Welfare Minister Paul Chimedza says Zimbabwe is on high alert for ebola, the fever which has ravaged West Africa.

Ebolus virus virion - PIC: By CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ebolus virus virion – PIC: By CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Chimedza told the Senate of his ministry having ’emergency preparedness’ all the time. He said they were prepared for detection from all entry points.

OK sounds comforting right? Of course these are things we would like to hear, especially since it has sneaked in Nigeria just this past couple of days.

Quick side-note: Wait, does that mean there is a mandatory check for the fever at all entry points of the country? The good deputy minister says they are looking for people with signs of infection and dealing with them. A good question would be, have we caught any or as noone with the virus ventured into these parts thus far. And what if someone catches it and then hasn’t exhibited signs by the time they get into the country?