Britain said on Thursday it would start screening passengers entering the country through London’s two main airports and the Eurostar rail link with Europe for possible cases of the Ebola virus.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates Ebola has killed over 3,800 people in Western Africa, and earlier this week a Spanish nurse became the first person known to have caught the virus outside Africa.
That, combined with London’s status as a global transport hub, has raised the level of public concern about the risk of the disease spreading to Britain, leading to calls from some politicians for the government to step up its border defenses.
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