Emergencies preparedness, response

Travel and points of entry

Points of entry and exit include international airports, sea ports and ground crossings.

Dr Aileen Marty, WHO infectious disease expert, gives guidance to on Ebola screening at the departure terminal of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria
Dr Aileen Marty, WHO infectious disease expert, gives guidance to on Ebola screening at the departure terminal of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria.
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To minimize the risk of international spread of disease through transportation and travel, transport hubs in Ebola virus disease (EVD) affected countries need to have effective exit screening plans in place that enable staff to detect Ebola symptoms and to know what to do to protect the person with Ebola-like symptoms, themselves and others.

In countries where no case of EVD has been reported, early surveillance actions should be established with an alert system, a rapid response team, a fully-equipped isolation centre, and a WHO-recognized laboratory.

On this page you will find resources for developing exit screening plans for countries affected by EVD, and early surveillance actions for countries where no EVD has been reported.


Resources