Health Ministry tracking 821 air passengers for Ebola in India

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Aug 28 2014, 14:42pm hrs
EbolaHealth Ministry today said 821 passengers were being tracked for Ebola in the country with most of them...
The Health Ministry today said 821 passengers were being tracked for Ebola in the country with most of them belonging to states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

"Today, 45 passengers were enrolled for follow up in their respective states through state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) units. As on date, a cumulative number of 821 passengers are being tracked. Most of them are in the states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu," a Health Ministry release said.

IDSPs is tracking such passengers, the details of which are provided to them by the Airport Health Organisation.

The Ministry said two passengers who were admitted in RML Hospital earlier for further treatment after being tested negative for Ebola, have responded to anti-malarial treatment and are afebrile now and one of them has now been discharged.

It said that 148 passengers from the affected countries have arrived at the Airports of Mumbai (30), Delhi (92), Kochi (8), Bangalore (15) and Chennai (3) in the last 24 hours.

"One passenger travelling from Nigeria has been found symptomatic and quarantined at isolation facility at Delhi airport. Her report is awaited," the Ministry said.