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Seven airports on ebola alert

Seven airports on ebola alert
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Seven airports on ebola alert, Days after an Indian national was quarantined at the Delhi airport after traces of the virus were found in his samples, the Health Ministry on Friday has added seven more airports for screening for the disease.

New Delhi: Days after an Indian national was quarantined at the Delhi airport after traces of the virus were found in his samples, the Health Ministry on Friday has added seven more airports for screening for the disease.

Apart from the 18 airports already under screening, the government added Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Gaya in Bihar, Vizag in Andhra Pradesh, Nagpur in Maharashtra, Bagdora in Assam and two other airports, Health Minstry sources said.


On Wednesday, Health Minister JP Nadda had said that a 26-year-old man, who arrived in India from Liberia on November 10, is in isolation as precaution.

Health officials said the man had been shown to be negative for Ebola in tests conforming to World Health Organisation guidelines. The man is still under quarantine. The ministry said three blood samples from the man tested negative for the disease.

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