Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23
The Boryspil and Zhuliany airports in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, introduced additional sanitary control due to the Ebola threat, the Kyiv city state administration deputy head for health and social welfare, Mikhail Radutskii said at a press briefing, TASS news agency reported Oct. 23.
He said an additional sanitary control was introduced for those arriving to Ukraine from other countries.
"The employees of the sanitary-epidemiological service are on duty at airports," Radutskii said. "Localization process will be started if there is a suspicion of infection with the fever or other dangerous diseases."
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 17 October and 19 October 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 22 October 2014, WHO convened the third Emergency Committee on Ebola under the International Health Regulations (2005).
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