China 'vulnerable' to Ebola outbreak: Expert

October 30, 2014 9:54 AM

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China 'vulnerable' to Ebola outbreak: Expert

TOKYO: China is "vulnerable" to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, a co-discoverer of the virus warned on Thursday (Oct 30).

Belgian microbiologist Peter Piot also warned experience with other viral outbreaks showed that airport screening was largely ineffective, and repeated his earlier criticism of the World Health Organization's "slow" response to the outbreak this year.

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