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Ebola in India: 6 Nigeria returned Indians suspected to have virus

ebolaThree more passengers travelling from Ebola-hit Liberia were detained at the Delhi airport and taken to hospital to test for Ebola. Around 112 Indians from Ebola-hit countries were stranded at the airport in the morning. Three suspected passengers who were detained in the morning were tested and confirmed to be negative. The latest three being taken to the hospital to test Ebola takes the number to six. The Mumbai Airport has elaborated its precautionary measures as a preventive aid against Ebola. (Read: 8 tips to prevent Ebola infection)

Here are some preventive measures for people who cannot avoid traveling.

  • If you're taking medication for any infectious diseases and if you're currently suffering from viral flu, you should avoid traveling before complete recovery. When you're suffering from an infection, your immunity weakens. This could be a good opportunity for the virus to attack you.
  • Older people, young peers and pregnant women should not travel at all. They have a high risk of acquiring infection.
  • Those who are traveling should be extra careful about their diet. Eat a balanced diet. Avoid junk food and under-cooked food, especially meat.

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  • In any case, avoid handling items that you suspect have been contaminated, especially blood or body fluids.
  • Avoid contact with other people and avoid visiting hospitals where treatment for Ebola is being given.
  • Use masks and other protective stuff like gloves and eye protection if needed. Read more about Ebola Virus Travel Tips Precautions you should take

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