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Ebola outbreak in NZ unlikely

Monday, 11 August 2014

The risk of anyone infected with Ebola arriving in this country is considered to be "low".

Were it to happen, hospital infection control practices would protect healthcare workers and others, said Professor John Crump, the McKinlay professor of global health at the University of Otago.

The passenger arrival card completed by all people entering New Zealand would be the main way of detecting anyone who came to this country after being in areas affected with Ebola. The card included a question about the countries visited during the previous 30 days.

Read the full Stuff article.