No Case Of Ebola Virus Is Reported In Morocco Since Outbreak In Some African Countries, Health Ministry
The Health Ministry affirmed on Saturday that no cases of the Ebola virus were registered in Morocco since the disease outbreak in some African countries.
In a statement, the ministry said that following information reported by some media outlets concerning a first case of the Ebola virus in Spain in an individual coming from Morocco, the department conducted the necessary investigations with the Spanish health authorities and the WHO office for the Eastern Mediterranean.
These measures revealed that the person (aged 47) was suspected of being infected and once she arrived in Spain, after transiting Morocco on June 23, she has undergone tests which confirmed that she was virus free, it said.
The Health Ministry reaffirmed that no cases of infection were reported and that health services at the Mohammed V airport of Casablanca are monitoring passengers using thermal-imaging cameras.
MAP 29 June 2014