GENEVA Aug 18 Authorities in countries affected
by Ebola should check people departing at international
airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with
signs of the virus from traveling, the World Health Organisation
(WHO) said on Monday.
In a statement, the U.N. health agency reiterated that the
risk of getting infected with Ebola on an aircraft was small and
said there was no need for wider travel or trade restrictions.
"Affected countries are requested to conduct exit screening
of all persons at international airports, seaports and major
land crossings, for unexplained febrile illness consistent with
potential Ebola infection. Any person with an illness consistent
with EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) should not be allowed to travel
unless the travel is part of an appropriate medical evacuation."
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Toby Chopra)