East Africa 'on high alert' over Ebola: regional bloc

The East African Community regional bloc said in a statement on Friday it was on "high alert" following an Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

"Five out of six EAC partner states share borders with the DRC, and all of them maintain close trade relations with high border traffic. There are also direct flights between the DRC and individual East African partner states. These factors have caused the EAC to be on high alert," the statement said.

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