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Epidemiological AlertsThe Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends that Member States should be prepared and maintain the capacity to detect any unusual health event, including those that might be associated with a new subtype of influenza virus. Member States are encouraged to update and implement the relevant components of multi-hazard plans for preparedness and response to public health events.

The Organization does neither advise health screening at points of entry in relation to this event, nor that any travel or trade restrictions be applied.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 14:28


Travel and Transport in Relation to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

 The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact.

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