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Ask an expert about Ebola

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Ebola virus crisis currently sweeping West Africa is believed to be the worst in history, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) describing it as an international health emergency.

As of Friday, the WHO reported 961 people had died so far during the outbreak and 1779 had been infected, but Nigeria has since announced 10 more confirmed cases and two deaths.

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While the Ministry of Health says it is unlikely the deadly virus will reach New Zealand shores, screening has been introduced at all international airports, with anyone who has visited the affected West African countries in the past three weeks checked for symptoms.

John Crump, University of Otago's McKinlay Professor of Global Health and Co-director of the Centre for International Health, joined us at Stuff to answer your questions about the Ebola virus.

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