Via Vanguard: Ebola: Youths protest against location of quarantine centre. Excerpt:
PORT HARCOURT – Hundreds of youths in Emohua local government yesterday protested the location of Ebola quarantine centre in the community.
Meantime, a foreign medical team from the Elizabeth Griffin Research foundation, United States of America has arrived Port Harcourt to train medical personnel and doctors in the state on how to manage Ebola cases.
Commissioner of Health in the state, Dr Sampson Parker who spoke on their arrival said health workers to be trained would also be drawn from the private hospital.
“The health workers involved are not only from the Rivers State government, but from all facilities, private hospitals, multi-nationals, Police, the armed forces, every one that has something to do with health care; every facility, every establishment that has something to do with health care is represented here.
“They are to be trained on how to handle Ebola Virus Disease, if it comes into Rivers State. It is a pre-preparedness training against Ebola.
“First, they will train to understand what the Ebola Virus is; what it looks like; how to handle it, particularly, from the aspect of the safety of the health worker; the tests to do; the laboratory investigations to do; and also to know how to deal with those that will be unfortunate to pass on if it comes.
“The other benefits we will get from this people that have come is to keep us ready for other epidemiological emergencies,” he said.
The protesting Emohua youths who said they were aware there was no case of Ebola in the state yet added that they were afraid the disease could spread if the community was retained as a quarantine centre.
Dr Parker who spoke to newsmen on the protest said there was no need to fear as the quarantine centre would not create any problem.