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Britain starts screening arrivals for Ebola virus

Heathrow is now taking measures to screen passengers travelling from the worst-affected countries for Ebola.
Heathrow is now taking measures to screen passengers travelling from the worst-affected countries for Ebola. Image by eGuide Travel / CC BY 2.0

The UK is screening arrivals for Ebola. Passengers from the worst-affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, are now being screened at Heathrow. Next week the screening will spread to Gatwick and the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras. Passengers will have their temperature taken, be asked about their health and travel history and to supply contact details. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that only a ‘handful’ of people in the UK are likely to pick up the virus, but he wanted to prepare for a far worse outbreak. Read more: standard.co.uk