Israel’s Primary International Airport Will Hold Ebola Response Drill


Israel’s main airport Ben-Gurion will hold a drill to test its Ebola preparedness, Israel Hayom reports.

The announcement of the drill comes following a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several other officials including Israel’s health minister, health ministry director-general, and Ben-Gurion Airport manager.

There is growing concern that Ebola could spread farther outside Africa, especially after two United States nurses were diagnosed with the disease.

At least 4,493 people, mainly in West Africa, have died in the worst Ebola outbreak since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus can cause fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea, and spreads through contact with bodily fluids. It is not airborne.