App Launched to Help Protect Oil, Gas Workers from Ebola

A new app for smartphones has been launched to provide oil and gas workers traveling in West Africa with essential information about the Ebola virus.

The app – which is free to download – was developed by medical and travel security risk services firm International SOS in order to keep businesses and their staff informed and protected. The app is maintained 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is review by experienced medical and security professionals, International SOS said.

In a statement released Friday, Dr. Beau Dees – regional medical director at International SOS's operation in Aberdeen – commented that the app has been designed to give a factual representation of the outbreak.

"There are many Aberdeen based businesses with interests in West Africa. They are looking for current information and resources to communicate to their employees before they travel," Beau said.

"This technology can help reduce the likelihood of panic by providing individuals with accurate, up-to-minute advice and information from a trusted source – and all in the palm of their hands. It provides crucial information such as guidance on how Ebola is transmitted, what to do in the event of feeling unwell, what to avoid and how to keep yourself safe."



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