Rane was speaking at a function in Panaji.

"People are dying like flies (due to Ebola). We should be alert. Don't let just about any (tourist) to come to Goa in the name of tourism," Rane said.

"Goa gets a lot of tourists. If they get such diseases (to Goa), it will affect our future generations," Rane said, adding that Ebola had moved from Africa to US and Europe.

Goa, a leading beach tourism destination in the country, annually attracts three million tourists to Goa out of which half a million are foreigners.

Experts say Ebola is transmitted by close contact with the bodily fluids of a person who is showing symptoms of infection such as fever, aches, vomiting and diarrhea, or who has recently died of the hemorrhagic virus.


The world's largest outbreak of Ebola has killed 3,865 people out of 8,033 infected so far this year, according to the WHO's latest count.

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