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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)
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 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.
 
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