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Foreign Ministry on alert after Ebola virus outbreak

TAIPEI--The Foreign Ministry said yesterday it is keeping a close eye on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and helping Taiwanese citizens there look after their health while collecting the most up-to-date disease control information.

The ministry has upped the travel alerts for the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, according to ministry spokeswoman Anna Kao.

It is also watching how other countries adjust border controls for travelers from the area and may consider stricter screening in Taiwan, she said.

“We are also making sure that we have smooth communication with local representative offices to get first-hand information,” Kao said.

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