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Asia deploys thermal cameras, doctors as Ebola declared global threat

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Asian nations are using thermal-imaging cameras and posting doctors at airports to screen out sick travellers as health authorities scramble to avert any outbreak of the Ebola virus that has killed almost 1,000 people in West Africa. 

International travellers wait to receive quick health checks at Suvarnabhumi airport. Thailand has stationed doctors at the airport and is using surveillance cameras to ensure the Ebola outbreak in West Africa does not spread to the kingdom. - Taweechai Tawatpakorn

The four nations of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone are struggling to combat the world's worst outbreak of Ebola, which has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent, with no known vaccine or cure. The World Health Organisation on Friday declared the West Africa epidemic an "extraordinary event" and an international public-health emergency.

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