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Work to Prevent Ebola Virus Brisk in DPRK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The DPRK has been making state efforts to prevent Ebola virus now on rapid spread around the world.

Thorough preventive measures are being taken in Pyongyang and local areas.

The State Emergency Anti-epidemic Committee was organized with the involvement of relevant units including the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Railways to control the infection by Ebola virus.

Now in place at the emergency anti-epidemic headquarters in provinces, cities (districts) and counties is information system by which information is exchanged for rapid and correct diagnosis and certain measures.

The hygienic information service is intensive in different parts of the country in order to make the public have a clear understanding of the circumstances of the spread and danger of Ebola virus.

Officials in the field of public health, education and social organizations are involved in the hygienic information service. Media including papers and TV broadcasting bring the public to the knowledge of how Ebola virus spread and what measures were taken in different countries.

The State Emergency Anti-epidemic Committee and emergency anti-epidemic headquarters in provinces, cities (districts) and counties channel efforts into checking the infiltration of the virus now that the virus has not entered the country as yet.

Travelers and materials undergo more thorough-going check and quarantine at airfields, trading ports and border railway stations than ever before.

The public health organs are regularly examining all people in order to rapidly confirm people suspicious of having contracted the disease and taking measures to treat them.

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