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Ethiopia denies claims Ebola case was detected

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

August 16, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia’s ministry of health has dismissed rumours circulated on social media alleging that an Ebola case had been detected in the East African nation.

While the ministry said there is no evidence the deadly disease had spread to the country, it has strengthened preventative measures for early detection and treatment.

Although Ebola has not been declared an epidemic and no travel ban has been issued, Ethiopian Airlines indicated on Thursday it was introducing stringent precautions to prevent a possible outbreak.

The airline said it would conduct surveillance and Ebola virus screening on passengers, particularly those coming from West Africa where the disease has killed over 1,000 people since the outbreak was first reported in March.

Meanwhile, the Ethiopian government has trained some 300 health professionals who will be dispatched to regions across the country to provide training to other health workers on the causes, symptoms and treatment of the disease as part of its early prevention mechanism.

Ebola disease is a severe acute viral illness which has similar symptoms to that of the flu.

The tropical disease is characterised by severe fever, lethargy, muscle pain and headache followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, low blood pressure, leading to kidney and liver failure.

The Ebola virus has fatality rate of up to 90% and is transmitted by direct contact with blood secretions or other bodily fluids of a patient or an infected animal.

(ST)

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  • 17 August 17:14, by Hardlinner

    All east african countries must end their flight to countries with ebola out break. I know ethiopia airlines still flies to west africa and must stop immediately or else they should be ban from landing in south sudan. Money is no important but human life is.

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  • 17 August 17:16, by Hardlinner

    All east african countries must end their flight to countries with ebola out break. I know ethiopia airlines still flies to west africa and must stop immediately or else they should be ban from landing in south sudan. Money is no important but human life is.

    repondre message

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