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Rwanda dismisses Ebola cases detected at airport

English.news.cn   2014-08-08 08:40:59

KIGALI, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda's government on Thursday dismissed the rumor that people suspected of carrying Ebola virus have been detected at Kigali International airport.

"I would like to inform you that there are no Ebola cases reported or suspected at this time in Rwanda. Any confirmed Ebola case in Rwanda will be investigated on time," Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda minister of health, told Xinhua in a telephone interview.

The health ministry said earlier that the public will be informed in case of Ebola outbreak.

"The ministry of health is closely monitoring the situation and several preventive measures have been established including raising awareness among the travelers, flight attendants, staff at airports and border posts. Educating and sensitizing the general population on prevention, symptoms and mode of transmission of Ebola," said the statement.

The statement said that health workers have been trained and remained vigilant, which will enable timely detection, notification and appropriate management of any suspected cases.

At least 932 people have died in the worst Ebola outbreak in the West Africa's history, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Editor: Fu Peng
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