Two Nigerians are sent to Ho Chi Minh City's Tropical Diseases Hospital for isolation after they arrived in the city by plane, having no symptoms other than fever
WHO to assist Vietnam in testing for deadly Ebola virus.
Vietnam and Myanmar are testing 3 patients for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived in the Southeast Asian nations from Africa while suffering from fever, health officials said.
Two Nigerians were sent to Ho Chi Minh City's Tropical Diseases Hospital for isolation
after they arrived in the city by plane, Vietnam's health ministry said, adding that they did not have symptoms other than fever.
Airline passengers sitting next to the pair - who travelled to Vietnam on Monday, August 18, from Nigeria via Qatar - have been advised to monitor their own health.
Myanmar is undertaking preventive measures for Ebola virus at major entry points.
a 22-year-old local man was taken to hospital in Yangon after arriving at the city's main airport on Tuesday, the Myanmar Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement on its official Facebook page late Tuesday.
It said he is believed to have returned from Guinea, having also travelled to Liberia, two of the countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak.
Four people who accompanied the man to hospital were also being kept under observation, although they have not shown signs of illness.
"We have to send the samples to India for laboratory testing to see whether it is Ebola or not. The process will take 3 to 4 days," Tun Tin, deputy director of the ministry of health, told the Agence France-Presse.
He added that authorities were working closely with the World Health Organisation.