Passenger screening to be extended to Manchester and Birmingham airports
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Ebola screening extended to Manchester and Birmingham airports

Passenger screening for Ebola is to be extended to Manchester and Birmingham airports, Public Health England says.

Staff at the two airports will begin checking passengers from at-risk countries after it is introduced at Gatwick and Eurostar next week.

Screening of arrivals from West Africa, where 4,500 have died in the outbreak, started at Heathrow on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a Royal Navy ship carrying medical teams and aid experts has left the UK for Sierra Leone.

The BBC's correspondent Daniel Boettcher reports.

  • 17 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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