Ebola Virus is fast spreading to other areas as over 4000 people have already been a victim. With total cases of Ebola virus extending to 8914 worldwide, the virus is now a major concern.
Measures are being taken to control the deadly virus that Ebola has become. It has now become mandatory for those passengers who are travelling from Ebola-affected areas to the UK to be tested for this virus. Gatwick Airport has introduced a thorough screening process which the Public Health Department has confirmed.
These are precautionary measures to ensure that passengers who are travelling from areas such as Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea are not infected by Ebola and if they are feeling ill then they are provided care and expert advice immediately. The screening will start from the North Terminal; with South Terminal screening passengers since the 22nd of October. Approximately 9 million pounds are being spent on a 6 month Ebola virus screening process.
On the first day of the screening process, passengers arriving from West Africa took the screening as a joke and walked out without being checked. The authorities notified the passengers that the screening was for the safety of their country. The paramedics warned that the virus could be as deadly as aids. However, the travelers have reported that the checking system is quite unprofessional and cannot be taken seriously.
The World Health Organization has stated that there will be an upsurge in the number of those who will get affected by the virus. It is believed that the number will rise to 10,000 till the end of this December. An individual has been diagnosed with the virus in the United States as well.