Myanmar is isolating a 22-year-old local man who showed the symptom of fever when arriving at Yangon International Airport back from Bangkok on August 19.

According to the Ministry of Information, the man earlier worked in Western African countries of Guinea and Liberia, where the deadly virus is raging through.

The health department is keeping a close watch on his health status for further confirmation whether he is really infected with the disease.

The Government has also taken numerous measures against the epidemic such as using modern equipment at airports to soon detect the virus as well as opening training courses and infection control programmes at the nationwide healthcare facilities.

The Ministry of Health is also coordinating with partners from other countries, the United Nation Agencies, non-governmental organisations and civil societies for preventive measures.

Ebola doesn’t spread through airborne or waterborne methods. It is caught through contact with bodily fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva and other secretions of infected people.

Early symptoms include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat. They later progress to vomiting, diarrhoea, impaired kidney and liver function – and sometimes internal and external bleeding.

The disease has killed at least 1,229 people in the current outbreak, spreading from southern Guinea to Liberia, Sierra Leone and then Nigeria, according to the World Health Organisation.-VNA