Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 11:33
WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline and travel sector
The World Health Organisation said that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola.
The UN agency said it was working hand in hand with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the World Tourism Organization, Airports Council International, the International Air Transport Association and the World Travel and Tourism Council.
The goal, was to "support the global efforts to contain the spread of the disease and provide a coordinated international response for the travel and tourism sector.
The WHO reiterated that it does not recommend any ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola outbreak, which has infected more than 2,100 people so far and killed 1,145.