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IDSP tracking 864 passengers for Ebola virus in India

Sep 04, 2014

During past 24 hours, 155 passengers from the affected countries have arrived at seven major airports in India.

New Delhi: According to a release by the Indian government, a cumulative number of 864 passengers are being tracked by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP). Most of them are in the States of Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi.

The release said that Indian infrastructure company Afcons and another firm International SOS have brought back 113 passengers (including 02 Nepalese Nationals) from Liberia to India. Of those 96 passengers landed in Mumbai and another 17, in Delhi.

The passengers who landed in Delhi have also been taken to Mumbai by Afcons. They have all travelled to their respective destinations. Meanwhile, the State Governments have been provided with the details of these passengers. The IDSP is tracking these passengers. Reports have been received from the State IDSP units of 20 States tracking these passengers. 104 passengers have been tracked and are being monitored.

During past 24 hours, 155 passengers from the affected countries have arrived at the Airports of Mumbai (44), Delhi (64), Chennai (12), Bangalore (18), Kochi (3) and Hyderabad (10) and Trivandrum (4). No passenger has been isolated at the quarantine facility on Thursday.

The Control Room in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has received 714 calls since its inception on 09/08/2014 morning and only 3 calls have been received in the past 24 hours. Most of the callers have sought information on signs and symptoms of the disease and travel related risk of acquiring the infection.

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