Pakistan

Rare chances of Ebola outbreak in Pakistan, says minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Health Saira Afzal Tarar has said that there are rare chances of Ebola virus outbreak in Pakistan, ARY News reports.

Tarar, speaking to a British channel, said that two battalions of Pakistan Army are performing as peace keepers in Liberia and the soldiers have taken all precautionary measures.

The federal minister also said that health officials have been deployed at all entry and exit points of the country to curb the virus from spreading in the country.

She added that the medical history of all the persons entering and leaving the country will be taken and the passengers may be kept under observation for 30 days if necessary.

World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the virus will be difficult to control if it breaks out in the country.

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