Fear of Ebola

Health Officials Try to Quell Fear of Ebola Spreading by Air Travel

"GENEVA — The World Health Organization on Thursday swiftly sought to quell fears that international air travel could become a conduit for spreading the deadly Ebola virus from Africa around the globe, emphasizing that such a risk was low.

The organization acted after Korean Airlines suspended flights to Kenya, which is not among the four West African countries affected by Ebola — Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria — but is a major air transit hub that serves those nations. A message on the organization’s Twitter account said: “W.H.O. disappointed when airlines stop flying to West Africa. Hard to save lives if we & other health workers cannot get in.” " Read more

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