Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this report in The New Indian Express: 79 Indians Back from Liberia Declared Ebola-free. Excerpt:
A total 79 passengers, who arrived from Ebola-hit Liberia on Tuesday, were cleared after they tested negative for the deadly virus.
“Sixty six passengers landed in Mumbai and 13 in Delhi. All of them were screened for Ebola and were found healthy. No passenger was isolated,” said a Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare official.
However, sources said that six passengers transiting through Delhi to Mumbai were isolated and taken to RML Hospital here for tests to determine whether they had contracted Ebola. But they were allowed to leave after they tested negative.
Union Health Minister Harshvardhan said the threat of an Ebola outbreak in the country was low and measures were put in place to face the situation, if the virus reached India.
As a preventive measure, international airports across the country have been put on high alert.
All these Ebola scare stories have some value: The health systems of the countries involved show they're on their toes. And they also remind us of the remarkable volume of traffic that normally flows in and out of West Africa.