UAE quarantines passenger from Liberia for Ebola checks
UAE authorities quarantined a passenger on Wednesday flying from Liberia through Morocco in Dubai International Airport and run tests on him to check for symptoms of Ebola, the state WAM news agency said.
The health ministry said in a statement that the passenger does not suffer from either Ebola symptoms or high temperature.
As part of the “ministry’s adopted precautionary measures in this cases, the passenger was quarantined, monitored and conducted the necessary tests according to the medical requirements and procedures of the World Health Organization in such similar cases,” the state news agency quoted the ministry’s statement as saying.
All passengers on the same plane have undergone the necessary checks, WAM said.
The airport of Dubai is one of the main hubs for travel between the West, Asia and Australasia.
Ebola is only transmitted by close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person who is showing symptoms such as fever, diarrhea or vomiting, according to AFP.
The worst Ebola outbreak on record has so far claimed 4,493 lives, out of 8,997 recorded cases since the start of the year, most of them in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.