All Kazakhstan’s international airports perform sanitary control to prevent Ebola
Sept. 11. Trend
By Elena Kosolapova
All the airports in Kazakhstan perform sanitary-quarantine control of people arriving from abroad, due to the proliferation of Ebola virus in the world, Kazinform reported with the reference to National Economy Ministry on Sept.11.
“All Kazakhstan’s airports (in the cities of Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Aktobe, Aktau, Karaganda, Kostanai, Pavlodar, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Shymkent), serving international routes, carry out sanitary-quarantine control of people arriving from abroad,” the ministry said.
The airports use non-contact thermal imagers and pyrometers to identify one of the main symptoms of Ebola (high temperature) among arriving passengers, according to the ministry.
Over 1.7 million people have been examined at Kazakh border checkpoints in 2014. No signs of infection have been revealed.
The Consumer Protection Committee under Kazakh National Economy Ministry, together with the Kazakh Foreign Ministry monitors people applying for a Kazakh visa in Western Africa.
Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter was in a village situated near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name. The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency as more than 2,100 people have died of the virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria this year.