Rospotrebnadzor urged airlines to tighten controls on planes due to Ebola outbreak
Rospotrebnadzor called on Russian airlines to tighten sanitary and quarantine controls on passenger aircraft due to the recent outbreak of Ebola virus hemorrhagic fever in Uganda. Izvestia writes about this with reference to the department.
According to the publication, at the end of November, Rospotrebnadzor sent detailed instructions to carriers in Russia in case of detection of passengers suspected of this dangerous disease. The companies also received a list of additional measures that needed to be completed by December 1 to minimize the risks of importation and spread of infection.
Agency officials confirmed that the current anti-epidemic measures have been strengthened, as Ebola, apparently, has moved beyond the territory where it usually spread. A suspected case has already been found in the UK. The patient developed symptoms that did not exclude infection with the virus upon arrival from Africa.
Earlier in October, Rospotrebnadzor decided to cancel the PCR test for coronavirus infection for unvaccinated Russians arriving from abroad. At the same time, all Russian citizens arriving from abroad who had not been vaccinated in the past 12 months were required to be tested for COVID-19.