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NZ airport Ebola checks 'an abundance of caution'

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

A global health expert says there is little risk of Ebola reaching New Zealand, but if the virus does arrive on our shores the country is prepared to deal with it.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health introduced screening measures at New Zealand airports as a precautionary measure against the disease.

John Crump, Otago University's McKinlay Professor of Global Health, says the measures "represent an abundance of caution".

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