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Singapore takes precautionary measures against Ebola

English.news.cn   2014-08-07 13:14:00

SINGAPORE, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- With the number of Ebola cases continues to increase globally, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore said it will take additional precautionary measures for the deadly virus from Thursday.

While reiterating that Ebola poses a low public health risk to Singapore, the ministry said it has been closely monitoring the Ebola situation in West Africa countries including Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

MOH said it will work with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Changi Airport Group (CAG) to distribute individual health advisory notices to nationals from the affected areas from 2 p.m. local time on Aug 7.

The notices advise travellers, who have been in any of the affected areas within three weeks, to see a doctor as soon as possible if they develop sudden onset of high fever, stomach pains, diarrhoea, vomiting, rash or bleeding.

Some 932 deaths caused by the virus of Ebola have been reported by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) as of Monday.

Editor: Fu Peng
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