Health minister meets team heading to Guinea to work at Ebola treatment centre

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French Health Minister, Marisol Touraine met on Friday with a team from the French Health Emergency Reserve (EPRUS) which is about to leave for former colony Guinea, where the Ebola epidemic began.
France is currently building four treatment centres in Guinea, including one clinic in Macenta in the country’s southeast that has seen a resurgence of the disease in recent months. All the centres are expected to be operational soon.
The EPRUS team which is due to leave tomorrow had a specific two-weeks long training and will work with the French Red Cross in the Macenta treatment centre.
French Health Minister said that the “centre will open around 15 November and will have a capacity to deal with about one hundred patients.”
France’s government is strengthening its anti-Ebola efforts even though no cases have been detected in the country.
The country is also building a hospital in Guinea dedicated to treating health care workers who become infected with Ebola.
Ebola has infected more than 10,000 people and killed about half of them, the vast majority in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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