EOS Alerts 18-6-2019
Kenya/Tanzania/Uganda: Ebola Screening Measures Implemented in Airports
As of 16 June, Kenyan and Tanzanian authorities have established screening measure at airports to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD). Airports with flights from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, including Kisumu International Airport (KIS), will screen passengers with thermal scanners and require them to submit health forms. Congestion at customs and immigration are possible. "Reverse screening" is also planned at KIS for departing passengers. Intensified screenings will be put into place for land ports of entry, such as Busia and Malaba. Furthermore, Ugandan health officials have started a vaccination campaign for people who may have been exposed to Ebola.
The latest outbreak started in the DRC last year and spread to Uganda earlier this month. Ebola is considered to be one of the most lethal pathogens in existence. Consult your doctor before travelling to areas where Ebola has been reported and follow the advice of the authorities.