NH1 News Debates


Oct 20, 2014 8:59 AM

Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola

The Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation, the health minister said Monday.

Wael Abu Faour said Lebanon is more vulnerable than some other Arab countries because of the large Lebanese diaspora in Africa. Thousands of Lebanese live in African nations including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone countries where the disease has killed more than 4,500 people combined.

People traveling to Lebanon from infected countries will have to fill out special forms and any incoming plane carrying someone displaying Ebola symptoms will have all passengers tested at the airport, Abu Faour told reporters on Monday.

A state hospital in Beirut has been equipped with a quarantine unit for Ebola patients, and the American University Medical Center will have a similar unit ready soon, he said.

In addition, anyone suspected of carrying the virus will not be granted a visa at Lebanese embassies in infected countries.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome