Indian officials scramble to set up isolation facilities to treat Ebola

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As the Ebola outbreak tears through West Africa, nations all around the world have begun to consider and take emergency measures to ensure that the deadly virus does not make its way to their borders.

One such country is India, where authorities have been on heightened alert since August, according to the country’s health ministry, which said officials believe that there is a high risk that the virus could make its way to the world’s most populous democracy.

Especially worrisome, Indian health officials said, is the large population of nationals working in the four affected West African nations; should they begin returning en masse, the danger would be dramatically heightened.

As reported by Reuters:

There are nearly 45,000 Indian nationals living and working in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria – where an outbreak of the disease has killed [thousands of] people, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told parliament….

No natural immunity in India, one of the world’s most populous countries

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