OVER 200 staff have been trained by Gibraltar’s Health Authority in the event that Ebola is detected on the British enclave.
Training has been provided to 100 GHA staff, a new isolation wing has been set up and a further 100 staff at the port, boarder and other government departments have received training.
Protocols for dealing with patients waste have also been provided, protective clothing has been supplied and an independent air flow entrance has been established.
A spokesperson for the GHA said: “While an Ebola case is still very unlikely, all the necessary steps have been taken to ensure that Gibraltar is ready to deal with it.”
The first case of Ebola in Europe was reported on Monday and there are currently 50 more people under observation in Spain connected to the virus.
So far, the 2014 Ebola outbreak has claimed the lives of over 3,500 people mainly in Africa.