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Migration authorities step up Ebola prevention measures

The Dominican Migration authorities have ordered the automatic application of Ebola sanitary protocol controls at air and maritime ports in compliance with World Health Organization guidelines. The immigration computer system has been programmed to detect passengers who have recently traveled to high-risk countries. Any potential suspect will be subject to assessment.

The action coincides with the detection of an African couple from Sierra Leone who vacationed at a north coast hotel for three days. As reported in Diario Libre, an immigration clerk notified the authorities about the African couple’s visit. Consequently, epidemiologist Eliza Polanco visited the tourists and tested them to ensure that they were in good health. The tourists, who traveled from Miami, were staying at a hotel in Costa Dorada.

In response to the situation, Puerto Plata International Airport (AIGGL) delegate Lic. Guarionex Vasquez Polanco circulated a memorandum dated 14 October 2014 informing of the start of prevention measures. As reported, they were already in the pipeline for implementation.

Source: DR1, Elnuevodiario

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Last updated October 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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