In a press release, the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat indicated that the government of Cuba agreed to send a joint delegation of health professionals, including infectologists, epidemiologist and nurses, to the region, particularly Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
Mexico will participate in the program by sending a specialized team, with the financial support of the WHO. The Ministry pointed out that the WHO will ensure that the team is equipped with the most up-to-date international standards in technology to deal with the ebola virus.
“In this vein, Cuba and Mexico are once again a fulfilling their commitment to join forces and cooperate in their assistance to other countries, in the spirit of the Letter of Intent of Cooperation between Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat, signed in Mexico City on November 2, 2013,” the Chancellor said in the statement.
At present, no cases of Ebola have been documented in either Mexico or Cuba.
In addition, The Mexican Secretariat of Health published Friday in the Official Daily of the Federation a series of preventative measures it will undertake and require other authorities to carry out in the event of any suspected or confirmed ebola cases.
These actions will be required by the National Health System. Likewise, civilian and military personnel, as well as all three levels of government, will be required to report to the health authority if Ebola emerges in Mexico.
Measures include destroying clothing and equipment of medical personnel who have had contact with ebola patients.
Any person who exhibits symptoms like fever, weakness, sore throat, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or coughing 21 days after having contact with the virus will be considered immediately under suspicion of being contagious.