India's first Ebola Death

November 27, 2014 14:25
India's first Ebola Death

One Indian died of Ebola virus in Liberia earlier this year, said the Minister of State of External Affairs VK Singh told Lok Sabha in a written reply. This is India's first Ebola death and the victim is identified as Mohammed Amir who works in a pharmacy company in Liberia. He died on September 7th and his body was buried in Liberia itself as per the guidelines of World Health Organisation [WHO].

In addition to this, earlier this month, a man who returned India from Liberia was detected with symptoms of Ebola. His fluids contained virus of the dreaded disease and after scrutinizing him, the officials have quarantined at a special facility at Indira Gandhi airport in Delhi. Besides this, the government has alerted seven airports in the country of Ebola threat.

Indian missions in Liberia and West Africa are constantly issuing advisories and facilitating travel to those who want to return India.


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