- 25 Aug 2014 9:00 AM
Health insurance and medical screening of all foreign students have also been ordered at the university in Hungary’s second largest city in the country’s east. Szeged University in southern Hungary has sent out a questionnaire and a declaration to 120 students expected to arrive from Nigeria.
The University of Pécs said that all of their students are required to undergo medical examination at the start of each academic year. There are 76 African students studying at the institution located also in southern Hungary.
The local hospitals have also made preparation to handle cases, Népszabadság said.
Senior Hungarian health officials said last week that although the chances of the Ebola virus arriving in Hungary are slim, the authorities are maintaining constant contact with EU disease control experts.
Deputy national medical officer Attila Kovács said that Hungary has no direct air services from western African countries. But the Budapest Liszt Ferenc international airport is ready to deal with any suspected case, he added.
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