The World Health Organisation (WHO) is not advocating for a ban on international travellers due to Ebola virus, but wants countries affected by the outbreak to provide proper screening facilities, says country representative Dr Monir Islam. Islam told media here on Monday that it was resolved during the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee meeting over Ebola outbreak in West Africa that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade.
Ebola hit nations, Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone should put in place counter measures in place such as screening facilities and strict assessment for signs and symptoms of the desease, said the UN official.
The WHO further cautioned countries outside the Ebola outbreak zone to be vigilant to detect and investigate the virus that has so claimed close to 1000 lives since its outbreak in January 2014.
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