Lebanon takes measures to prevent spread of Ebola virus

August 3, 2014 2:36 am

Government officials announced on Friday that Lebanon is taking a series of measures to prevent the Ebola virus reaching its shores, after 20,000 citizens living in three countries affected by the virus, Trend reported. Health Minister Wael Abu Faour, during a tour of Beirut airport, said the ministry “has asked all airlines, particularly those bringing people from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, to inform Lebanese authorities about anyone displaying suspicious symptoms,” AFP reported. Any traveller with such symptoms would be turned over for assessment to an 18-person team of doctors and nurses posted at the airport.