Georgia taking additional measures to prevent infiltration of Ebola virus

Photo: Georgia taking additional measures to prevent infiltration of Ebola virus
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Tbilisi, Georgia, Aug. 22

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Fourteen people have arrived in Georgia from the African states, where the deadly Ebola virus is spread.

Most of those persons have arrived from Nigeria, according to Khatuna Zakhashvili, Head of the Communicable Diseases Service of Georgian National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.

Zakhashvili said Aug. 22 that those people are under constant observation.

"Their condition is not suspicious, they are healthy," she said. The risk of the virus being brought to the country from Nigeria is very low, because there have only been 13 infection cases in a country of 174 million. Georgia is not regarded as a country where the Ebola virus can spread."

However, Zakhashvili stressed that all persons coming from the countries at risk will be registered.

"They will be under the supervision of physicians for 21 days. This is the maximum incubation period. Those who arrived in the country are given information leaflets about the disease's symptoms and where they can contact in case of suspicion in order to receive medical aid," Zakhashvili said.

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