Migrant detention center TB case not contagious, doctors assure

Doctors at the Sismanoglio Hospital in Athens on Friday confirmed that a 33-year-old Pakistani national transferred from the migrant detention center of Amygdaleza, north of the capital, after showing symptoms of tuberculosis is not contagious.

There is no risk that other inmates or guards have been infected, hospital authorities assured.

The head of the union representing border guards, meanwhile, told Kathimerini that measures for the protection of staff and inmates against infectious diseases have been stepped up in recent weeks amid Ebola concerns.

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