EBOLA virus screening on arriving international passengers continues for Papua New Guinea although the risk of the virus reaching the country is very low, according to health authorities.
The World Health Organisation and Health Department said that the flight check forms and medical assessments are continuing at check points due to the continuing Ebola cases in African nation’s of Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. In fact, the current epidemic sweeping across the region has now killed five times more than all other known Ebola outbreaks combined.
More than a year on from the first confirmed case recorded on 23 March 2014, more than 11,130 people have been reported as having died from the disease in six countries; Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, the US and Mali.
The total number of cases is more than 25,000. Post Courier
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