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Abuja Airport screen passengers for Ebola

08 August 2014, 16:32

Lagos –  Intense screening of passengers  of domestic and international inbound flights to Abuja  for the  Ebola virus has begun.

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Port Health Services, a division of the Ministry of Health started the exercise.

According to Daily Post over 200 passengers who arrived aboard Ethiopian Airline Flight- 911  on Friday at the arrival wing of the airport, were the first to be screened for the day.

A port health official explained that they were  looking for passengers whose body  temperature was from 37 degrees.

A Liberian man, Patrick Sawyer was the first person to test positive for Ebola Virus.

The man was taken from the airport and put in isolation in a local hospital, were he died on July 25.

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