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UK's Cameron says screenings will help contain the spread of Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 00:30

UK Prime Minister David Cameron say screenings for possible Ebola cases in airports will help tackle the spread of the deadly virus despite warnings that the procedure may not be fully effective. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday the screening of possible Ebola cases at airports would help to ensure people's safety and is part of the country's larger fight against the deadly disease following earlier warnings that screenings may not be fully effective. This, after Britain announced Thursday it would start screening passengers entering the country through London's two main airports and the Eurostar rail link with Europe for possible cases of the Ebola virus. "Quite rightly we're taking all the steps we can to keep our own people safe here in the UK and what we do is we listen to the medical advice and then we act on that advice and that's why we're introducing these screening processes at the appropriate ports and airports," Cameron said. London's status as a global transport hub, has raised the level of public concern about the risk of the disease spreading to Britain, leading to calls from some politicians for the government to step up its border defenses. The government said the overall risk to the Britain remained low but that the additional screening had been recommended by the country's chief medical officer as a way to improve detection and isolation of Ebola cases.

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UK's Cameron says screenings will help contain the spread of Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 00:30