Recommendations for Israeli travelers to West Africa following the outbreak of the Ebola virus – updated 3/4/14
The World Health Organization and the U.S. Center for Disease Control announce the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa:
- In Guinea in the following districts: Guékédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Dabola, Djingaraye and also in the capital city of Conakry.
- In Liberia in the Lofa district (bordering with Guinea).
Other reports of suspected cases (who returned from Guinea) in Sierra Leone are being investigated.
The World Health Organization has not issued a travel warning to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The risk for travelers becoming infected is very low since the disease is acquired following direct contact with the blood or excretions of sick individuals (in particular in hospitals, for instance after using infected needles) or following contact with excretions of dead or living animals.
Travelers arriving at affected areas should avoid contact with sick individuals, their excretions as well as with dead animals (including their meat).
A map of the districts that reported suspected cases of Ebola fever