Medical Staff Receive Ebola Training

 | Fri 5 Sep 2014 21:57 ICT

CityNews – Around 200 doctors, nurses and health officials from Chiang Mai and Lamphun yesterday attended a training session on caring for patients with the Ebola virus.

Medical staff taking part in the exercise. Photo: Weerasak Panyachod.

The event was held at the Nakornping Hospital in Mae Rim, with the aim of improving knowledge of the virus and giving medical personnel guidelines on preventing infection and caring for patients.

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1,500 people have been killed by an Ebola epidemic in West Africa since February.

No cases have been confirmed in Thailand, but health authorities say one patient who recently travelled from an at-risk country is currently in an unnamed hospital with possible symptoms.