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West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 29, 2014 at 8:47 a.m.

LOME, Togo — The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it's now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease.

A statement from Asky Airlines said Tuesday that it was temporarily halting flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

A man who boarded a flight in Monrovia, Liberia, last week took two Asky flights before arriving in Lagos, Nigeria, where he later died.

Liberia has now stepped up security measures at its airport but at the time there was no passenger screening.

The World Health Organization said the risk of someone contracting Ebola from a fellow passenger is very low, and it has not recommended any travel restrictions.

Ebola has no specific treatment, and about 70 percent of victims have died.

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