BRUSSELS, October 8. /TASS/. Eight Ebola cases have been reported in the European Union, Frederic Vincent from the European Commission said on Wednesday, dismissing, however, the risk of Ebola spreading in Europe.
He said all these patients had returned from Ebola-affected regions of Africa, adding that strict measures were taken in Europe to avoid an outbreak of the deadly disease.
The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 3,500 people, while over 7,500 people have been infected. Analysts say the Ebola epidemic is emerging as a global threat. The outbreak started in West Africa in December 2013 and by now spread across five countries, namely Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal.