Health Minister Wael Abu Faour speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanese business people who travel to West Africa put Lebanon at a high risk for Ebola, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said Monday, announcing a set of measures to prevent the disease from entering the country.Due to the large number of Lebanese expatriates in "infected countries," Lebanon should be exceptionally cautious, Abu Faour told reporters at a news conference. The minister said a number of measures had been taken to prevent the disease from entering Lebanon by working with embassies, airports and hospitals.As for the on-flight measures, travelers who come from Ebola-infected countries or who have a layover in an infected country will have to fill out an application to reveal whether they have been experiencing any early Ebola symptoms.
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