NAIA intensifies health check on passengers amid Ebola

Posted at 08/05/14 3:27 PM

MANILA - Quarantine personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have implemented stricter monitoring of the health condition of all incoming passengers amid the spread of Ebola virus in three West African countries.

All incoming passengers are required to fill out a quarantine health checklist, wherein they should indicate their name, address, contact numbers, country of origin, and if they have been in contact with an Ebola-infected person or have been in an infected country.

The checklist also advises passengers to report to the nearest medical facility if they have experienced symptoms of any infectious disease.

Aside from the health checklist, every passenger also undergoes thermal scanning. Those who manifest high temperature are then subjected to more rigid examination.

Ebola virus alert level was raised in three countries in West Africa after the number of fatalities there increased.

In the Philippines, there is no direct flight from the infected West African countries. - By Raoul Esperas