What is being done in the affected countries to contain the infection?

Personas de color mostrando carteles sobre el ébola. Foto: ONU

The national health authorities are implementing quarantine and support measures for those infected with the Ebola virus, and are working to identify and monitor unsafe contact. Local authorities are receiving support from international organisations to carry out this work.

At the airports in Guinea-Conakry, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria (Lagos), any possible symptom of Ebola virus disease is assessed – including a body temperature check – of all passengers leaving the area.

Furthermore, passengers are required to answer a health questionnaire. The World Health Organization and other international bodies, together with non-governmental organisations, are channelling support and increasing the aid given to affected countries in order to improve resources and capabilities on the ground. Experts are also being sent to the area to help manage the situation.

In its declaration of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the World Health Organization expressly stated that no general restriction should be imposed on travel or international trade. However, the specific recommendations from Spain can be found at:

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