Experts in Pune chalk out strategy to counter Ebola threatby The Daily Eye Team August 13 2014, 11:36 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 46 secs
The National Institute of Virology (NIV) and the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) will collaborate on strategies to counter the Ebola threat that has resurfaced in the African continent. A meeting will be held on August 19. Maj Gen Velu Nair, dean, AFMC, told News line that people are putting forth many queries about the Ebola virus. There are Indians living in the African continent, including Indian soldiers in UN peacekeeping missions.
Experts from the country in the medical teams are ensuring preventive care, Brig A K Sahni, Head of the Department of Microbiology at AFMC said. Dr Atanu Basu, deputy director of NIV, said that so far, no samples have been sent to the virology institute and “as part of preparedness, we are working with colleagues from various departments and institutes to develop a clinical management interface.” The state health department will be involved for any emergency response