“This team of highly trained specialists is equipped with a mobile laboratory and has been there for the past two weeks assisting to diagnose the disease throughout that region,” said Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.
He was speaking on Thursday during a post-Cabinet media briefing in Cape Town.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases deployed a specialist team in response to the on-going EVD Outbreak to Sierra Leone on 16 August 2014.
The deployment is in response to an extended call from the World Health Organisation, Global Outbreak Alert Response Network (WHO/GOARN) in aid of the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
Various African countries including Nigeria, Botswana, Malawi, Gambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and South Africa have extended support to Ebola affected countries, such as direct funding, medical personnel and clinics to compliment on-going African Union (AU) and international efforts.