EU questions Ebola screening at airports
The EU has questioned the effectiveness of screening passengers leaving Ebola-hit countries.
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JOHANNESBURG - The European Union (EU) has questioned the effectiveness of screening procedures for passengers leaving airports in Ebola-hit West Africa.
On Monday EU health ministers met to co-ordinate efforts to step up the fight against the disease, which has killed more than 4,000 people this year.
A case involving a Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola in Madrid has led to concerns around Europe that measures must be stepped up at airports and train stations.
The EU says it wants to assure the continent that it's increasing efforts to prevent the virus from reaching member nations.
Britain is currently the only European country to introduce Ebola screening at its major airports and at some of its train stations.
While health officials in South Africa say there's a low risk of the virus spreading to the country, extra measures have been implemented at all airports.