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1033 passengers being tracked for Ebola Virus Disease

India Blooms News Service | | 09 Sep 2014, 08:22 pm
New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS) The government on Tuesday said 1033 passengers have been tracked by IDSP.

The government said most of the passengers are in the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal and Delhi. 51 passengers have exited the surveillance after follow up for 1 month.

"During past 24 hours, 138 passengers from the affected countries have arrived at the Airports of Mumbai (67), Delhi (34), Chennai (13), Bangalore (11), Kochi (04), Hyderabad (4) and Kolkata (5). As on 09.09.2014, 16812 passengers have been screened [Low risk: 16768; Medium Risk: 07 and High Risk: 37]. Two symptomatic passengers, who were isolated at the quarantine facility at APHO Delhi yesterday late evening, have been discharged after their sample for Ebola testing was found negative," the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

"M/s Afcons and International SOS have brought back 113 passengers (including 02 Nepalese Nationals) from Liberia to India. 96 passengers landed in Mumbai and another 17, in Delhi. The passengers who landed in Delhi were also taken to Mumbai by M/s Afcons. They have all travelled to their respective destinations. State Governments have been provided with the details. The IDSP is tracking these passengers. Report has been received from the State IDSP units of 20 States tracking these passengers. 104 passengers have been tracked and are being monitored," it said.

The Ministry said the control room in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has received 733 calls since its inception on Aug 9 morning and only 5 calls 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.