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China gets ready for Ebola

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-10-20 19:39

BEIJING - China's health authorities urged local health administrative departments and hospitals to fully prepare for potential Ebola cases on Monday, as the virus keeps spreading.

Hospitals designated to treat Ebola cases should secure supplies of apparatus, medicines, disinfectants and protective gear for necessary treatment as well as ambulances for patient transfers, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a statement.

Hospitals were urged to map out detailed work flows to guide medical workers as emergency responses to the virus, it said, stressing effective quarantine measures and safe disposals of medical wastes.

According to the commission, health institutes should have ample research facilities and materials for Ebola case analysis.

So far, no confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in China.

A total of 9,191 Ebola cases had been reported in West Africa, with 4,546 deaths, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization.

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