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Ebola Facts

Published:Monday | November 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM

n There is no suspected or confirmed case of Ebola in Jamaica, and reporting of any case is mandated through agreed channels in keeping with the International Health Regulations, 2005.

n Jamaica has no direct flights to or from the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, the worst-affected nations in this current Ebola outbreak.

n Jamaica gets approximately two million visitors to the island each year, and on average, only 150 collectively come from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea annually.

n So far this year, 142 persons have visited Jamaica from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea ? 66 Sierra Leoneans, 65 Liberians and 11 Guineans. From those three countries, 160 persons visited in 2013, 138 in 2012,

and 159 in 2011.

n Jamaica now has a travel ban on persons travelling directly or indirectly from or through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, within 28 days of having departed those countries. There is also a 28-day quarantine of Jamaican residents coming from either of those countries.