Israelis and Palestinians join forces to combat Ebola

Israeli and Palestinian officials met at the weekend to draw
up an action plan to prevent the Ebola epidemic from
spreading to the territories they control, the Israeli military
said Sunday.

“During the meeting (on Saturday evening), updates were
exchanged between the parties, and transfer of information
was agreed upon by way of additional meetings to take
place in order to further track the issue,” said COGAT, the
defence ministry unit responsible for Palestinian civilian
coordination.

One proposal to combat the disease was for Israel to
provide courses in advanced epidemiology for Palestinian
and Jordanian medical staff, a health ministry official said
on condition of anonymity.

Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people this year, nearly all
of them in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and
Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation
(WHO).

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