The Inquirer (Monrovia)

13 August 2014

West Africa: Ivory Coast Bans Flights From Liberia, Others

Ivory Coast has announced it had banned all passenger flights from the three countries hit the worst by the spread of Ebola: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

It is the second country, after Saudi Arabia, to impose such a ban in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

There is no cure for Ebola, which has infected 1848 people since the outbreak was first reported in Guinea in February.

Ebola's initial flu-like symptoms can lead to external haemorrhaging from areas like eyes and gums, and internal bleeding which can lead to organ failure. Patients have a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment.

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