You are here:  / Health & Family Welfare / 10194 passengers screened for Ebola at airports since 10 August Quarantine cum Isolation Health Facility at Delhi Airport made functional

10194 passengers screened for Ebola at airports since 10 August Quarantine cum Isolation Health Facility at Delhi Airport made functional

Since its inception on 10.08.2014, 10194 health cards of passengers from Ebola Virus Disease affected countries have been returned by Immigration Department (151  on 10.08.2014; 497 on 11.08.2014 and 1034 on 12.08.2014; 1407 on 13.08.2014; 2146 on 14.08.2014; 2441 on 15.08.2014, 1531 on 16.08.2014 and 1987 on 17.08.2014) to the Airport Health Officers of the Airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum, Kolkata and Kochi. All these passengers have been screened at the concerned Airports.

The samples of two Nigerian nationals (aged 4 and 37) admitted yesterday to Dr RML Hospital have been tested negative. The Indian national admitted to Bhilai Hospital earlier has also tested negative in tests done at NCDC. The 79 year old male Nigerian national continues to be under observation at Dr RML Hospital. His test reports are awaited.

The Quarantine cum Isolation Health Facility at Delhi Airport has been made functional and all suspect cases detected at Delhi Airport would be admitted to this facility. Since yesterday evening, 5 citizens of Indian origin aged 38 (M), 38(F), 7(M), 2 (F) and 31(F) have been admitted to this facility. All of them have been found negative for EVD in tests done at NCDC.

The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) is tracking such passengers, the details of which are provided to them by the Airport Health Organization. Today, 90 passengers were enrolled for follow up in their respective States through State IDSP units. As on date, a cumulative number of 267 passengers are being tracked. Most of them are in the States of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

The Control Room in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has received 557 calls since its inception on 09/08/2014 morning and only 17 calls were received in the past 24 hours.  Most of the callers have sought information on signs and symptoms of the disease and travel related risk of acquiring the infection.

WHO has reported a total of 2127 cases and 1145 deaths (as on 13th August 2014) due to Ebola Virus Disease from affected countries. Country-wise break up is as under:

Sl.No. Country Cases Deaths
1. Guinea 519 380
2. Liberia 786 413
3. Sierra Leone 810 348
4. Nigeria   12   04
Total              2127 1145