U.N. migration body suspends some Ebola screening after 3 aid workers killed

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A health worker checks the temperature of a man as part of the ebola screening upon entering the General Hospital in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Olivia Acland

NAIROBI (Reuters) – United Nations migration organisation body IOM said on Wednesday it had suspended some of its screening services for Ebola after three of its aid workers were killed in South Sudan.

IOM South Sudan Chief of Mission Jean-Philippe Chauzy said the workers died during clashes between rival groups in the country’s central Equatoria region.

He said the organisation had suspended screening for Ebola at five border points between South Sudan, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, where an ongoing outbreak of the disease has killed thousands.

Reporting by George Obulutsa; editing by John Stonestreet

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