World
Vietnam tests two Nigerians for Ebola
Publish Date: Aug 20, 2014
Vietnam tests two Nigerians for Ebola
A man holds a placard reading "Ebola, go away" as members of the artist group "Be Kok Spirit" march to raise awareness on the Ebola virus in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (AFP)
  • mail
  • img
newvision

 HANOI - Vietnam is testing two Nigerians for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived on a flight to Ho Chi Minh City showing symptoms of fever, the health ministry said.

The pair were displaying no other symptoms but have been sent to the southern city's Tropical Diseases Hospital for isolation, the ministry said in a statement released late Tuesday.

Airline passengers sitting next to the pair -- who travelled to Vietnam on Monday from Nigeria via Qatar -- have been advised to monitor their health conditions.
 
 

An MSF medical worker feeds an Ebola child victim at an MSF facility in Kailahun. More than 1,000 lives has been lost in West Africa due to the Ebola virus, according to official reports. (AFP)


Vietnam has introduced mandatory temperature checks at its two major international airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in a bid to prevent passengers bringing the deadly virus into the country.
 
The global death toll from Ebola stands at 1,229, with the bulk of cases in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
 
The medical charity MSF has said the outbreak is moving faster than aid organisations can handle, while the World Health Organization said the scale of the epidemic had been vastly underestimated.
 
AFP
 

Also related to this story

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Burkina Faso military chief says he has taken over
Burkina Faso military chief says he has taken over as head of state...
Blaise Compaore steps down
BURKINA Faso''s embattled President Blaise Compaore has announced that he is stepping down to make way for elections following a violent uprising against his 27-year rule...
Burkina Faso leader defiant after violent day
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore on Thursday refused to give up power but called off a state of emergency imposed after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament set ablaze....
Burkina Faso army announces dissolution of govt, parliament
Burkina Faso’s army has announced the dissolution of government and the country’s National Assembly...
Sweden to recognize State of Palestine today
Swedish government expected to officially recognize State of Palestine today, says Jerusalem official; Israel has been informed of decision...
Man dies after downing 56 shots of liquor
French police open an investigation following the death of a man in his 50s after he downs 56 shots during a drinking competition....
Should the absence of bride price prevent couples from wedding?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter