Friday, August 1, 2014

Kenya, Ethiopia boost anti-Ebola measures | World | The Malay Mail Online



A Samaritan's Purse team member speaks to community members about the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia in this undated handout photo. Kenya and Ethiopia today boosted measures to combat the arrival of Ebola in their countries. — ReA Samaritan's Purse team member speaks to community members about the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia in this undated handout photo. Kenya and Ethiopia today boosted measures to combat the arrival of Ebola in their countries. — ReNAIROBI, July 31 — Kenya and Ethiopia, home to some of Africa’s largest transport hubs, said today they had boosted measures to combat possible Ebola cases arriving in their countries.
Kenya’s National Disaster Operation Centre said in a statement that “port health services are on standby, with enhanced screening at border points to prevent and contain any possible disease threat”.
Meanwhile Ethiopia Airlines said it was taking “extraordinary precautions in connection with the outbreak of the disease”.
Ethiopia’s national carrier is a major airline connecting countries across Africa, as well as flying to the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
“Stringent and specific surveillance is being carried out regarding all flights from west Africa at Addis Ababa airport,” the airline said in a statement.
Fears that the outbreak of the virus in west Africa could spread have grown in recent days.
Almost 700 people have been killed since the first case was detected
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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.