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Saturday, January 16th, 2021

No cases of Ebola in India - Nigerian national admitted to Dr RML Hospital tested negative

As on date, there is no confirmed or even suspect case of Ebola Virus Disease in India.
A 30 year old male, Nigerian national, who arrived at Delhi Airport was admitted to Dr RML Hospital today morning with complaints of fever. He has tested negative for Ebola Virus Disease in tests done at National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi. Mandatory reporting of passengers from affected countries is in place. Since its inception on 10th August, 2014, about 3089 passengers have been screened at the Airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum and Kochi. The call centre at the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare received about 70 calls in the past 24 hours. The queries from public, related to signs and symptoms of the disease and risk of travel were addressed adequately. World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 1848 cases including 1013 death due to Ebola Virus Disease (as on 9th August 2014). Fresh updated is awaited from WHO.



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