No Ebola in India, Confirms Health Minsiter Harsh Vardhan

Harsh-VardhanUnion Health minister Harsh Vardhan has denied any case of Ebola, a deadly virus, found in the country.

“We are carefully screening all passengers coming from Ebola infected countries at the airport itself. As of today there is no suspected case of Ebola in India”, said Harsh Vardhan in Indore.

111 people out of 112 returned to India from Liberia since Mondayhave tested negative for the virus. One person has been kept quarantined in Delhi who is suffering from a sore throat and fever.

Precautionary measures were place at Mumbai and Delhi airports to screen the returning Indians from Ebola hit African areas. Passengers were instantly screened at step-ladder exit with a thermal scanner. People with a minute suspicion of coming into contact with any Ebola victim have been rushed to hospitals for detailed tests.

The commuters were also screened in Liberia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates or Ethiopia, where the flights halted before they landed in India.

Medaram Jathara

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