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The viral haemorrhaging fever epidemic that is plaguing West Africa has forced airlines to take additional security measures.

British Airways has temporarily stopped all flights to both Liberia and Sierra Leone “due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries.” More than 800 people have died from the Ebola outbreak with fatalities in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation.

Emirates has stopped flying to Conakry over the weekend, citing the Ebola outbreak and apart from these two airlines, all other flights are operating as usual.

Air France has put “a specific Ebola plan” in place for its airline staff that are based in Conakry in Guinea and Freetown in Sierra Leone and is continuing to monitor the situation in real time before pulling flights.

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