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What happened when the American man who visited Liberia landed in MoBay

Published:Thursday | October 16, 2014 | 6:47 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Ministry of Health is insisting that the American man who arrived in Jamaica yesterday, days after leaving the Ebola-stricken Liberia, posed no threat to the public.

Acting Chief Medical Officer in the health ministry, Dr Marion Bullock-DuCasse, told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this afternoon that the man arrived in Jamaica with his wife five days after he returned to America from Liberia.

Bullock-DuCasse explains that on their arrival, the couple was interviewed by airport officials.

She says it was revealed that the man had recently travelled to Liberia and the couple was referred to a health team for further interview and assessment.

Bullock-DuCasse says the man told the Jamaican authorities that while he was in Liberia he did not spend time in any area affected by Ebola or had any interactions with persons who may be infected with the virus.

She says in keeping with established protocol, the couple was cleared to land and allowed to go to their hotel where they were quarantined.

The acting chief medical officer says tests were conducted on the couple last night and again today and the results showed that they displayed no symptoms of Ebola.

The couple departed the island this afternoon.


The man and his wife came a day before Jamaica issues a travel ban on people travelling from Ebola-affected countries.

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