Letters Airport screening for Ebola

Advantages of airport screening for Ebola

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6585 (Published 04 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6585
  1. Paul Cosford, director for health protection and medical director1
  1. 1Public Health England, London SE1 8UG, UK
  1. paul.cosford{at}phe.gov.uk

The Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa has been described by WHO as the “most severe acute health emergency in modern times.”

In the UK, Public Health England (PHE) has instituted enhanced entry screening for Ebola in passengers coming from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Screening is already in place at Heathrow and will shortly roll out to Gatwick and St Pancras (Eurostar). …

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