Three major Hungarian universities have taken precautions in light of the Ebola outbreak before the start of the new academic year, daily Népszabadság has reported. Debrecen University, where more than 300 students are expected to arrive soon from Africa, has sent them questionnaires in cooperation with health authorities and a statement to be signed, according to the paper. Health insurance and medical screening of all foreign students have also been ordered at the university. Szeged University has sent out a questionnaire and a declaration to 120 students expected to arrive from Nigeria. The University of Pécs said all of its students are required to undergo medical examination at the start of each academic year. There are 76 African students studying at the institution. The local hospitals have also made preparation to handle cases, Népszabadság said. Senior Hungarian health officials say that although the chances of the Ebola virus arriving in Hungary are slim, the authorities are in constant contact with EU disease control experts. Deputy national medical officer Attila Kovács said Hungary has no direct air services from western African countries but Budapest Liszt Ferenc international airport is ready to deal with any suspected case.