A “Questions and Answers” section about Ebola virus disease for maritime transport is now available on the EU SHIPSAN ACT JA website http://www.shipsan.eu/Home/AdhocForumforEbola.aspx
The Questions and Answers section was prepared after the request of several partners of the EU SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action in the General Assembly meeting that took place in Luxembourg in 17 of October 2014. The purpose is to provide answers to the questions received by public health authorities and shipping industry, based on evidence and according to the existing guidelines and knowledge. The content of answers in regards to the case definitions, the clinical and laboratory criteria and the management of contacts are based on the European Commission directives and the guidelines of the European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC).
This section provides advice for the:
- public health authorities
- shipping Industry
- port workers
If you wish to add a link to the website of your organisation please use the following URL http://www.shipsan.eu/Home/AdhocForumforEbola.aspx
Disclaimer: The answers provided are opinions of the working group. The content is based on the evidence available to the working group at the time of writing (5 December 2014). The working group recognises the possibility of missing evidence or changes in practices and knowledge in regards to the Ebola Virus Disease. The EU SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013). Sole responsibility lies with the author and the European Commission Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
The ad-hoc working group for Ebola Virus Disease in relation to maritime transport on behalf of the EU SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action