bodiestA day after the World Health Organisation declared the epidemic an international health emergency, countries as far afield as India were scrambling to impose measures to prevent contagion of the virus which has claimed almost 1000 lives. The UN health agency stopped short of calling for global travel restrictions, but some countries on Sunday began imposing bans. Zambia announced that it was denying entry to citizens from countries hit by the virus, while Chad suspended all flights from Nigeria. Nigeria along with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are the hardest hit countries by the epidemic, which the WHO has called the worst in four decades. Authorities in Lagos, the largest city in Africa’s most populous country, said they needed volunteers because of a shortage of medical personnel. More