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Zimbabwe sets up Ebola health border ports

English.news.cn   2014-08-21 17:23:23            

HARARE, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Zimbabwean government is setting up health ports at border posts and airports to monitor people travelling into the country and quarantine those suspected of carrying the deadly Ebola virus, state media reported Thursday.

The Herald newspaper quoted the director of epidemiology in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Portia Manangazira, saying that special training of health personnel would be conducted so that they are able to monitor everyone coming into the country.

Booths to monitor people entering the country have so far been opened at Plumtree and Beitbridge border posts, with people coming from affected countries being examined by local health personnel.

There have been no reported cases of an Ebola outbreak in the country.

More than 1,000 people have so far died of the virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Editor: Yang Yi
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