Editorial: Ebola cases in Australia are only a matter of time

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:43pm, first published October 12 2014 - 5:51pm

Sooner or later a person carrying the Ebola virus will arrive in Australia. She, or he, may not have come from Africa, or be aware of having touched or ingested bodily fluids of an Ebola victim, or even, at the time of entry have classic symptoms as likely to alert officials as the carrier. However it happens, it is likely that there will be fairly prompt recognition once symptoms are obvious, effective case-finding of most of the victim's contacts, and containment of any risk of an outbreak.

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