Updated: 08/07/2014 23:19

MOH to distribute Ebola health advisories at land and air checkpoints

MOH to distribute Ebola health advisories at land and air checkpoints

The Ministry of Health, or MOH, will be distributing Health Advisory Notices at air and land checkpoints to nationals from areas affected by the Ebola outbreak, starting from 2pm today. 

The MOH will also put up health advisory posters at the arrival halls in Changi Airport. 

The notices will advise travellers to see a doctor at any medical clinic in Singapore should they become unwell with the sudden onset of high fever, stomach pain, diarrhoea, vomitting, rashes or bleeding within three weeks of being in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Nigeria. 

The Health Ministry's assessment continues to be that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa poses a low public health risk to Singapore. 

This is because it takes direct contact with the bodily fluids of infected individuals for person-to-person transmission to occur. 

Furthermore, the travel connectivity between Singapore and West Africa is low. 

Nonetheless, MOH says it will continue to closely monitor the situation, as the number of reported cases in West Africa is increasing. 

The Health Ministry encourages the public to refer to its Web page on Ebola for the latest Health Advisory, prior to overseas travel. 

It also advises the public to postpone non-essential travel to affected areas.

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