JFK Airport is now screening incoming passengers for Ebola – other US airports follow suit
msnbc.com reports that New York's JFK Airport has started screening passengers upon arrival from the three African countries that are at the center of the Ebola outbreak – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
US Customs and Border Protection and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have joined forces and have so far only tested travelers who appear to be ill. Temperature guns and questionnaires are the agents' only screening tools so far.
Passengers in African countries are also given questionnaires to complete even before entering the airport terminal, followed by hand washing, information to study and their temperatures taken before being able to board their flights.
The future for the US:
In the US, it's planned for at least four more airports to begin screening procedures this week, reports msnbc.com – Chicago O'Hare International, Dulles International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Newark International, so bear this in mind if you have travel plans.
Yesterday, the third diagnosis of Ebola in the United States was reported by msnbc.com and a poll on their site asked citizens to vote their concerns about the spreading of the disease…
While the CDC Director Tom Frieden announced on Monday, "We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control", it seems that many US citizens are inclined to agree.
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