Tropical diseases

Migrant detention center TB case not contagious, doctors assure

Doctors at the Sismanoglio Hospital in Athens on Friday confirmed that a 33-year-old Pakistani national transferred from the migrant detention center of Amygdaleza, north of the capital, after showing symptoms of tuberculosis is not contagious.

There is no risk that other inmates or guards have been infected, hospital authorities assured.

Ebola checks to be conducted at Piraeus cargo terminal

As part of a broader plan by Greek authorities to avert potential cases of Ebola, the crew of all ships arriving at the cargo terminal of the country’s main port of Piraeus will be obliged to remain on board their vessels until the captain has filled out a special form with details of the ship’s route and all its stopovers.