Minister Abu Faour demonstrates a heat scanner at the airport in Beirut, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's Labor Ministry said Friday that it would suspend work permits for citizens of countries that have witnessed an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, as the World Health Organization warned the disease was moving faster than efforts to control it.The disease has so far killed an estimated 790 people and infected more than 1,200 others since the beginning of the year.Lebanon has begun taking preventive measures at the Rafik Hariri International Airport by examining passengers who might have symptoms of fever. Abu Faour said the airport was requiring airlines transporting travelers from countries such as Liberia and New Guinea that have high prevalence rates to report any passenger displaying Ebola symptoms to the Lebanese authorities.
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