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Updated Guidelines for Ebola suspected arrivals, to all airports, ports, International Maritime and Cruise ship companies

To the airports

Updated Instructions have been sent to the airport administrations and the police stations of the country by the Greek Center for Disease Control (HCDCP) for the Prevention and Preparedness measures for Ebola epidemic that should be fortified all around the country .

Passengers traveling from non- Schengen countries should be given to complete a special form statement, for their health status in case they have an illness, or an onset of fever .These statements, especially on the local airports of the islands, will be sent by the support of the police to the doctor of the airport. 


SOS at Greece's ports

To  the ports of the country

The Greek Center for Disease Control, (HCDCP/KEELPNO) should receive an update, two days before a ship arrives to a Greek Port, for the health of the passengers and the crew, and for any possible quarantine on board, in case of suspected Ebola case according to the new Guidelines sent by the Ministry of Health to the ports of the country for strengthening the level of preparedness for hemorrhagic fever. read more on our Greek to me ! updated article

Incoming Passenger Card

The card Includes  demographic data of the passenger, information critical for possble ebola exposure in relation to his journey, and possible symptoms associated to Ebola virus. The Card data is confidential, guarantees the Greek Center of Disease Control, and are set under the Privacy of personal data Law.

It is of the responsibility  each airline company to assure that each passenger of international flight from non- Schengen and destination Grreece,is  provided with the "Incoming Passenger Card. "

The Card will be filled before the landing of the flight and will be collected at the Passport Control
In case that the passenger has a travel history in Ebola hit countries, he has to be guided to a special dedicacted by the Air[port Health authority area , where he has to be extensively  assesed medically for possible ebola infection by health professional and body temperature will be checked also by non-touch thermometer .

In case that the passenger is considered a possible Ebola case, the health proffesional should immediately contact the Greek CDC( HCDCP)

Preparedeness and Emergency Response by the Greek CDC

Emergency Alert on Piraeus port, Attiki , Greece, for suspected Ebola case

On the Alert have been set the Public Health Emergency Response authorities in Greece at the port of Piraeus while the Greek flagged cargo ship "Magda P" was expected this afternoon with a concerning possible Ebola case on a crew member who was reported with an onset of fever four days before, and a febrile episode, which set on the alarm for the Ebola Emergency Response in Greece.

The Bulk carrier "Magda P" was docking to Piraeus, changing course from its planned Guinea-Ukraine route when the crewmen developed a fever on Thursday 13 November.

Ebola Alert on Crete for the 700-immigrants carrying vessel 

Οn a giant Emergency Response & Rescue Operation for the Borders Control and Protection of the Country from Communicating Diseases and the Ebola virus,

local authorities , the Greek CDC and Red Cross volunteers on Crete are racing  to handle the hundreds of immigrants on the crippled freighter carrying 700 immigrants that  being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy frigate. More on moodhackerbog

Spain:Ebola scare on NUDIST beach as 17 illegal immigrants turn up on Canary Islands with fever

Spain:Ebola scare on NUDIST beach as 17 illegal immigrants turn up on Canary Islands with fever

Red Cross workers left masks, food and water 50 metres away from the 19 Africans who arrived at the famous Maspalomas sand dunes on Gran Canaria in a small boat in a bid to find a better life in Spain.

At least three are reported to have said they came from Guinea and Sierra Leone – both Ebola hotspots. Find this article on Crossroad Greece by greek2m

On the islands

Illicit immigrants in Greece have to be screened for Ebola as soon they are arrested. Could this be true?

The number of the 31.000 illicit immigrants will surpass the new arrivals in Greece up to the end of 2014,mentioned the Greek Health Minister, Makis Voridis, at the Ministerial Conference on "Health in the Mediterranean", held in Rome,at the end of October 2014, highlighting the need for further cooperation and solidarity among the member states of the EU and the promotion of cooperation .

Makis Voridis made clear that the primary focus of the Mediterannean countries' cooperation for the the EU borders' safety is the Capacity building for the appropriate Emergency Response to contagious epidemics and especialy. Ebola- on this very moment.

Irregular migrants in Greece is expected by the end of the year to exceed the 31,000 people he said, stressing in particular the issue of the urgent need of coverage of health coverage, material needs, facilities and ecquipment, but also the burden of the Greek health system, in terms of infrastructure and resources,made particularly severe in times of crisis and economic constraints.


Dear EU, do you protect European citizens from Ebola entering our borders?

But how really serious are on this error, within Europe, governments like, let’s say the Greek gov, on assessing the true dangers, and preventive react on such  Emergency, before it is too late?
Greece, fe until October 2014, seemed like if the problem has never hit its door.

Apart from the Emergency Preparedness for Ebola that is held by the truly experienced on Emergencies  Greek CDC, no one says a word about  the possible fears of illicit immigrants reaching the Aegean islands to be infected by Ebola , as if this possibility could not even exist . But how come, this awareness to exist even in Albania, for immigrants arriving there from African countries through Greece, and the Greek authorities not to say a single word .

  • In August 15, the Newsweek Magazine revealed that Albanian police had detained 40 illegal immigrants from Africa and five of them had been kept under quarantine after exhibiting symptoms of Ebola, as Skopje  newspaper Vecer had reported, the Newsweek had wrote.
  • These five, quarantined, illicit immigrants had illegally entered Europe via Greece, the article emphasized .
Since early summer, when the Ebola spread was still on the rise,  the threat of the nightmarish disease entering the Mediterranean societies, by the boats that carry hundreds illicit immigrants daily,  evoked by strong rumors about the Pisa Hospital that had been closed and kept under quarantine, which where never declined scientifically , or politically, in a straight way.
More , by moodhackerblog, October 2014

To Care workers in charge in Entry Gates

The Emergency Response Measures and Guidelines of the Greek CDC for the illicit immigrants’ Entrance Points and Reception Centers in Greece
Updated guidelines for the prevention of Ebola virus at the entrance points of the illegal immigrants in Greece has set the New Circular released by the General Secretary of Public Health, that is addressed to the staff of all the First Reception Centers and the Immigrants’ Detention Centers , the Coast Guard, the Greek Police, border guards and all the personnel involved in the procedures of the management of the illegal immigrants newcomers .
By the Circular, all the preventive measures that are required are described in detail by clear and simple instructions, primarily for the direct identification of the origin country of the incoming immigrants, and also for the necessity of making obligatory the immediate medical evaluation.

To Health Care Professionals

Every hospital, according to the updated Circular of the Greek CDC, (KEELPNO/ HCDCP), should ensure that it can detect a patient with Ebola, protect healthcare workers to safely care for the patient -by precisely following the Greek CDC updated released Guidelines- , and respond in a coordinated fashion.

According to the Greek CDC circulate,

"if, suspect for investigation

or probable case of Ebola is addressed,

(based on the definitions of ECDC),

to the outpatient clinics or 

to any national or private clinic of the country...." , the administration of the Hospital or Clinic and its medical staff are obliged to follow the procedures below:

a) The medical staff team of the clinic or Hospital has to be notified, or the administration or the medical staff in charge for Ebola Response.

b)The suspect of the incident has to be transferred as soon as possible to an isolated chamber, preferably close to the outpatient clinic.

c) The ambulance has to be immediately alerted, to transport the incident.

d) The Greek CDC, ( HCDC/KEELPNO) has to be notified immediately, also, and the National Health Operation Center.

e) individual staff, or other patients in the waiting or examination room, that might have come into contact with secretions of the suspect incident, have to be identified and disinfected.

f) In case the suspicious incident is in need of medical or nursing care (in the isolated chamber) until the arrival of the ambulance, care must be provided exclusively by the member or members of the Task Force medical staff of of the Hospital or Clinic.

g) If the suspected case is accompanied by relatives, friends, or other individuals , these persons have also to undergo a medical and contact history interview until the arrival of the ambulance and the Special Unit of the Greek CDC, (HCDCP/KEELPNO) a special place.For more, moodhackerblog