The Ministry of Health and Wellness has issued an Ebola action plan.

It follows the declaration by the World Health Organization, WHO, that the outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Director of Emergency Disaster Management in the Health Ministry, Dr. Nicole Dawkins- Wright says that the health emergency is the highest level of alerts for infectious diseases.

Dr. Dawkins-Wright says Jamaica and the wider Caribbean are at a low risk of having an outbreak because the real threat is in the eastern hemisphere.

Her only concern is with international trade and travel that could expose the country to ebola.

Dr. Dawkins-Wright says the outbreak in 2014 was a lesson to adjust some of their protocols.

Only two Jamaican hospitals have the resources to manage any Ebola outbreak.

Dr. Dawkins -Wright says the Ebola centre that was created in 2014 at the National Chest Hospital, has undergone renovation to keep it updated.

Director of Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services in the Health and Wellness Ministry, Dr. Nicole Dawkins- Wright.