Korean Air Lines Co. is suspending flights to and from Kenya in what it says is a measure to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. The South Korean flag carrier said on Thursday it would stop operating flights between the southern city of Incheon and Nairobi from August 20. The carrier flies to Nairobi, which is its only destination in Africa, three times a week and did not say when it would resume its service. Ebola has not been detected in Kenya yet during this most recent outbreak, the worst recorded. The outbreak has killed more than 1,000 people since the start of the year in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nigeria last month became the fourth West African country affected. Dubai carrier Emirates was the first major international airline to impose a ban in response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa by suspending flights to Guinea on August 2. News of the move came after Liberia received the last known doses of the experimental drug ZMapp, to be administered to a small number of patients infected with the virus. The boxes containing the drug were brought to Liberia on board a flight from the US, carried personally by Liberian Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan. More
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