Minister Abu Faour examines a heat scanner at the airport in Beirut, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour laid out Thursday the measures to be taken by hospitals, ambulances and at the airport if a person is suspected of carrying the Ebola virus.Each hospital will also designate a liaison to report suspected cases to the ministry.The World Health Organization said Friday that the epidemic was an "extraordinary event" and constituted an international health risk.The agency said the possible consequences of further international spread of the outbreak, which has killed almost 1,000 people in four West African countries, were "particularly serious" in view of the virulence of the virus.
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