Abu Dhabi: The UAE's Ministry of Health has announced that a passenger on flight from Liberia via Morocco to Dubai International was isolated as a precaution against Ebola, the official news agency WAM reported.
The passenger, who suffered from diarrhoea, a symptom of the Ebola disease, was isolated Wednesday morning for tests to make sure he is free of the virus.
“All signs exclude (the possibility) that the passenger is infected by Ebola as he does not suffer from fever or other symptoms," the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said the passenger has been isolated as a precautionary measure to conduct the necessary test and medical procedures established and endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
All passengers on the same flight have been tested to ensure their safety.
The ministry said national institutions and health bodies are working closely together to fight Ebola's threat, and that all precautionary measures are in place to keep the deadly virus at bay.
The health authorities said they are staying in close contact with the WHO to keep abreast of the latest developments.
The UAE remains free of the deadly Ebola virus, thanks to preventive measures the country has taken, according to the Ministry.
Ebola has killed nearly 4,500 people in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.