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‘India equipped to contain Ebola’

Health officials have assured that India, which has had no cases of Ebola so far, is equipped to “contain” the virus. They have cautioned against over-the-counter drugs that promise a cure for Ebola.

Attempting to quell the alarm over the spread of the virus, a senior official of the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said the health department and other agencies concerned were doing everything to screen passengers at all ports of entry.

“It is not an airborne virus. The disease spreads only through the exchange of bodily fluids. Doctors and healthcare workers who have been infected while treating patients probably did not follow the treatment protocol. A strict screening and monitoring process has been followed and we are ready to contain the virus,” said an official.

On yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s controversial claim that Ebola can be prevented through the use of his “health package,” the official said: “As on date there is no evidence to prove that there are medicines that can cure Ebola.”


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