No Ebola in SA - NICD

2014-08-01 11:52

Johannesburg - There are no cases of Ebola in South Africa, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Friday.

"We have no Ebola in the country," NICD public health, surveillance, and response head Lucille Blumberg told reporters in Johannesburg.

"The chances of an outbreak [in South Africa] are very small."

The Associated Press reported that over 700 people had died of Ebola in west Africa, with the worst recorded outbreak in history centred in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.

Blumberg said the virus was not easily transmitted and people travelling to areas affected would not contract the virus.

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