The Ministry has issued a notice specifically advising against travel to the Ebola affected areas of Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and continues to warn generally against non-essential travel. to reduce the risk.
Two weeks ago, the World Health Organization declared Ebola a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Persons who have to travel to these areas are advised not to handle dead animals or have any direct contact with persons who may be infected or could be a contact of an infected person.
The Ebola virus is a severe, often fatal illness with a death rate of up to 90 percent. It is transmitted through direct contact with blood other bodily fluids or secretion such as stool, saliva, urine and semen of infected persons.
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