Don't play with monkeys, baboons: Goa's Ebola advisory

Don't play with monkeys, keep Ebola away
Panaji, Nov 6:  The Goa health authorities have advised people "not to play with monkeys and baboons" for fear of contracting the Ebola virus.

The Goa government has already formed a core committee to monitor the preparedness of the state to keep the dreaded West African Ebola disease at bay, a statement said.

The committee comprises top health officials, police, immigration officials in the state and will be chaired by the health secretary.

Among other precautions which have been advised are regular washing of your hands with soap and always consume properly cooked food.

Even as Goa does not have a single Ebola case yet, the advisory advised people "not to touch people with signs and symptoms of Ebola or who have died of Ebola and not to come in contact with their vomit, saliva, blood, stool and any other body fluids.

Ebola, which had claimed over 3000 lives in West Africa, has not infected any Indian.


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