BANGKOK, Thailand The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has issued a warning to Thais travelling after the Ebola outbreak in some African countries, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

The CAAT's warning follows an international announcement by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) after it was notified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the outbreak of Ebola in Congo.

Up to May 15, 44 deaths due to Ebola has been reported in the Congo.

The CAAT is warning all Thai travellers to exercise extreme care as the WHO has categorised the outbreak in Congo as "very high".

Authorities in Congo meanwhile are reported to be exercising the most intensive screening of all travellers departing from its Kinshasa airport.

As for the nine countries neighbouring the Congo ehich includes the Congo-Brazaville and Central African republic, the WHO has categorised the Ebola epidemic there under "high" and is notifying all travellers to these countries to closely monitor ICAO and WHO announcements.

Source: NAM News Network