Eighty eight Indian nationals, who have been brought back from Ebola-hit Liberia, were Tuesday screened for the deadly virus after their arrival at the airports here and one was put in isolation, officials said.
The head of the US Agency for International Development on Tuesday said poor understanding of Ebola was undermining the fight against the epidemic, pointing out that the fever is harder to get than malaria.
Elaborate precautionary arrangements have been put in place at the Mumbai Airport here to screen the 112 stranded Indians, who are expected to arrive tomorrow by various flights from and around the Ebola-hit Liberia, authorities said here on Monday.
Monrovia: Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.
World Health Organization has advised India to further strengthen its infection control mechanism and surveillance to prevent an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) like the current one in western Africa.
Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.