GENEVA, June 27 West African nations
neighbouring those hit by the Ebola epidemic including Mali,
Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea Bissau should prepare for the
possible arrival of travellers carrying the deadly virus, the
World Health Organization said on Friday.
"We want other countries in West Africa to be ready -
bordering countries, Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea Bissau - to
prepare themselves in case people affected with the disease may
be also travelling," WHO medical officer Dr. Pierre Formenty
told a briefing in Geneva.
He said the U.N. health agency is not considering
recommendation of travel or trade restrictions on the three
countries already affected by the epidemic - Guinea, Sierra
Leone and Liberia.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay)