Ebola virus likely to spread into Pakistan from South Africa

KARACHI, April 03 (INP): The chances of transmission of life threatening Ebola virus from South Africa to Pakistan, have increased.

As per reports, about 90 per cent of Ebola-affected patients lose the battle of life.

The virus is regarded as a symbol of terror worldwide, is now likely to make its way towards Pakistan as the thermo-scanners, fixed to detect Ebola virus, are out of order at the International Islamabad airport. The staff of health department also remains absent at the airport, as per sources.

It is mandatory for passengers coming from Africa to be screened through thermo-scanner. On the directions of World Health Organization (WHO) in 2014, a scanner was installed at the Islamabad airport, however, the administration started to overlook the matter and kept sending a positive report to the WHO.