What we know about the Ebola outbreak in Australia

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in Australia is set to continue for the next few weeks, as health authorities warn there is “little to no hope” of stopping the spread of the virus.

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said on Monday the country would be “more than ready” to accept anyone who arrived from West Africa and who had symptoms.

Mr Morrison said he would be making an announcement at an emergency meeting on Monday.

He said he was still awaiting the results of the latest Ebola screening in Sydney, and that the Prime Minister’s Department had advised the public to be prepared to be screened.

“The Prime Ministers department has been making the case for more than a week that the Australian public should be very vigilant in terms of their travel,” Mr Morrison said.

“It’s an absolute necessity.”

We’re going to be making more announcements in the coming days.

“What we know so far about the outbreak in Western Australia:

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