By Nesru Jemal
The rumors that have surfaced on social media over the past few days are completely unfounded, according to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) and the Black Lion Hospital.
There are no Ebola patients at the Black Lion Hospital, the hospital has confirmed.
Extraordinary precautionary measures have been instituted and the FDRE Ministry of Health has set up several Ebola monitoring centers on major border crossings into the country and at Bole International Airport.
Deputy Director of EPHI, Dr. Dadi Girma, said the country maintains its alert surveillance for the disease.
Any case of the disease will be identified on point of entry and there has not been any such case reported in Ethiopia, the Institute said.
A quarantine hospital has been established in preparation if an Ebola case is discovered in Ethiopia.
Furthermore, modern Ebola detecting machines have been installed at the Bole International Airport.