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No case of Ebola in India

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that there was no confirmed or even suspect case of Ebola virus disease in India as yet.

In a statement, the Ministry said that a 30-year-old Nigerian national, who arrived at the Delhi Airport, was admitted to Dr. RML Hospital on Wednesday morning with fever. He has tested negative for Ebola at the National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi. Mandatory reporting of passengers from affected countries was in place.

Since it began on August 10, about 3,089 passengers have been screened at the airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.

The call centre at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare received about 70 calls in the past 24 hours, the statement said. Most queries from the public related to signs and symptoms of the disease and risk of travel.

1,848 cases reported

The World Health Organisation has reported 1,848 cases, including 1,013 deaths, due to Ebola virus disease (as on August 9).

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