Friday, October 10, 2014

The geography of Ebola

New Frontiers Tours provided some extremely useful information regarding the geography of the Ebola outbreak in their latest email update:

  • The Ebola outbreak is ONLY concentrated in certain countries in West Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea)
  • Johannesburg is further from the outbreak than London, Dubai, Rome and Rio de Janeiro
  • Cape Town is as far away and is closer to Antarctica than West Africa!
  • There have been no Ebola cases or arrivals in South Africa in this epidemic
  • Since 2010 ALL arriving passengers into Johannesburg have been screened for raised body temperatures
  • There are 11 medical facilities trained to isolate any Ebola case that arrives into the country
  • South Africa has a sophisticated medical infrastructure to keep our country and sub-continent free of the virus
Further information regarding South Africa's excellent health care infrastructure and preventative measures in this August 21st update

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