Body temperature thermal imaging cameras are being used to quarantine arrivals at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre
A senior health official has denied rumors that a patient infected with the highly fatal Ebola virus was admitted to a Hanoi hospital, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.
During a press conference held Wednesday, Tran Dac Phu, chief of the General Department of Preventive Medicine, said the news had spread over the internet on Monday evening and Tuesday morning that a patient was being treated for the fatal, highly-contagious virus at Bach Mai Hospital.
He rejected the news as incorrect, affirming that no Ebola-infected cases had been detected in Vietnam so far.
He added that 15 Vietnamese citizens in Nigeria, including 10 living in Ebola-stricken areas, remain healthy.
According to latest statistics from the World Health Organization, the virus has infected 1,848 people and killed 1,013, making this the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.