Greek medical staff on the ready against Ebola

Greek health authorities and facilities are preparing for the possibility of an Ebola outbreak in the country, with experts from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) constantly updating their directives.

Staff at KEELPNO are focusing on the criteria for a case to be considered “suspect” and, mainly, the kind of measures that will have to be implemented to prevent the disease from spreading, including isolating patients for treatment.

Following the creation of a specialized ward at the Amalia Fleming Hospital in northern Athens, the Sotiria public hospital is also being considered by the Health Ministry as the location for a special unit to treat Ebola patients.

A final decision is expected on Tuesday.