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UK to begin Ebola screening at Gatwick, Heathrow and on Eurostar

The UK is to introduce "enhanced screening" for Ebola for people arriving from affected countries.

Downing Street said passengers arriving at Gatwick, Heathrow and on the Eurostar would face questions and potentially a medical assessment.

Earlier, ministers had ruled out screening, saying the UK was following World Health Organisation advice.

Meanwhile, the UK is investigating reports a Briton suspected of having Ebola has died in Macedonia.

The BBC's health correspondent Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 09 Oct 2014
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