Medical equipment for Ebola virus detection installed at Uzbek airports
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov.14
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Thermal imagers - medical devices for remote measurement of body temperature for a medical examination of each passenger arrived in the country have been installed in the arrival halls of Tashkent International Airport in order to prevent the introduction and spread of Ebola in Uzbekistan, the leadership of the Uzbekistan Airways national airline told Trend Nov.14.
A similar medical equipment is also installed in the airports of Bukhara, Samarkand, Urgench and Navoi - cities that are frequently visited by tourists and businessmen from foreign countries.
Medical monitoring is conducted by specialists of sanitary and control department of the Center of State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance, airlines and doctors of the clinics of Research Institutes of Virology and Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan.
It was previously reported that at the beginning of this week the government of Uzbekistan has obliged the country's tourism operators to temporarily suspend the implementation of tourism and other trips to (from) the countries in which Ebola virus is spread.
According to the latest Ebola Response Situation Report from WHO, a total of 9936 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in five affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal).
A total of 4877 deaths have been reported, according to the report.
The outbreaks of EVD in Senegal and Nigeria were declared over on October 17 and October 19, 2014 respectively. EVD transmission remains persistent and widespread in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
All but one administrative district in Liberia and all administrative districts in Sierra Leone have now reported at least one confirmed or probable case of EVD since the outbreak began. Cases of EVD transmission remain lowest in Guinea, but case numbers are still very high in absolute terms.
Transmission remains intense in the capital cities of the three most affected countries. Case numbers continue to be under - reported, especially from the Liberian capital Monrovia.
On October 22, 2014 WHO convened the third Emergency Committee on Ebola under the International Health Regulations (2005).