Abu Faour demonstrates a heat scanner at the airport in Beirut, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanese officials sought to assure the public Friday that the government was proactively addressing the risk of Ebola virus, as the World Health Organization warned that an African outbreak of the deadly virus was moving faster than efforts to control it.The health minister said that most of the travelers coming from high prevalence countries did not come directly to Lebanon and were therefore subject to health inspections in other airports prior to their arrival.The WHO is to meet on Aug. 6-7 to decide whether to declare an international health crisis over the outbreak, which has already killed more than 700 people in the three West African nations and raised concerns over possible spreading since a traveler in Nigeria died from the virus.
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