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The European Union has vowed to strengthen Ebola screening measures

The European Union has vowed to strengthen Ebola screening measures

The European Union has vowed to strengthen Ebola screening measures

The European Union has promised to reinforce passenger screening for Ebola at airports in the hardest-hit West African nations and coordinate a common approach for the deadly virus at EU entry points.

EU health chief Tonio Borg said the World Health Organisation and the EU will look into "conflicting reports" about whether the screening in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea is good enough.

If lapses are evident, Mr Borg said international measures will be taken to strengthen the controls.

At an emergency meeting of EU health ministers, the 28 nations also vowed to improve coordinated action at entry points in European airports.

Some nations now have Ebola entry checks, while others do not.

France will begin screening airline passengers for Ebola on Saturday at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

The Paris airport authority says medical teams will take passengers' temperatures before they leave the air bridge to enter the terminal.

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Health minister Marisol Touraine told LCI television: "If there is no temperature, there is no risk of contagion."

There have so far been no known cases of Ebola in France.

The Paris airport authority says the controls will only concern the once-daily flight from Guinea's capital, Conakry.

There are no direct flights to Paris from other West African countries most affected by the virus.


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