Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 19
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Several people among 84 passengers arriving in Georgia from West Africa are being examined due to a possible Ebola virus infection, the head of the Supervisory Board of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health Paata Imnadze said at a press conference.
"Around 84 people have arrived in Georgia from West Africa for the last three months," he said. "Most of them came from Nigeria. They will not be examined any more after a 21-day quarantine period."
Only a few people are being examined by physicians.
Imnadze said that they are healthy, but the quarantine period has not passed yet. Following a quarantine period, they will not be examined any more.
Ebola virus is rapidly spreading in West Africa, namely in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, Congo and Senegal. The cases of Ebola infection have been registered in the U.S, Spain, Norway, Australia and other countries as well.
The World Heath Organization (WHO) reports 4,033 people have died so far, with 8,399 probable or suspected cases. However in reality, this number could be much higher due to under reporting of the disease.