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Thai Ministry of Public Health to declare Ebola a ‘Dangerous Contagion’

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BANGKOK, 9 August 2014 (NNT)-Officials in Thailand are preparing to declare Ebola a dangerous contagion with world wide implications.

Health authorities are closely monitoring the Ebola virus outbreak in Africa and are putting in place measures to detect any possible spread of the infection into Asia, said the Permanent Secretary of the Public Health Ministry, Dr Narong Sahamethapat.

The most likely place that a member of the public could get infected by the Ebola virus is at an international airport, so the Public Health Ministry has implemented a surveillance program in Thailand to monitor the arrivals of travelers from around the world.

Read more: NNT

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