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Ebola has claimed only one Indian life: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that a single Indian employed in Liberia had died of Ebola virus infection earlier this year.

“As per reports available with the government, there has been only one Indian casualty so far. Mohammed Amir who was employed in a pharmacy in Liberia died of Ebola virus infection on September 7, 2014,” Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

The Minister said the deceased’s family was informed about the incident and as per World Health Organisation (WHO) norms the body was buried in Liberia.

Mr. Singh said Indian Missions were making efforts to ensure access for Indian nationals to proper treatment facilities and missions covering Ebola-affected countries had been directed to remain in regular contact with the Indian community as well as with the government and UN agencies concerned to ensure their safety and well-being.


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