Saturday, 11 October 2014

Ebola screening for passengers arriving in newyork

Health screenings to help prevent the spread of Ebola begin Saturday for some travelers to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Four other airports will add the screenings next week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This won't be a mass event, with long lines of travelers waiting for screening. Only about 150 travelers a day will receive the screenings, According to CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, under the program, passengers originating from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will be subject to the additional screening, according to the CDC.

Medical workers will take the passengers' temperature and Customs and Border Protection staffers will ask questions about their health and possible exposure to Ebola.

Those suspected of possible Ebola exposure will be referred to a CDC public health officer for additional screening.

After the initial run Saturday at JFK, the testing will expand Monday to four other airports -- Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

Together, the five airports receive 94% of air travelers from the afflicted countries, according to the CDC.                            ................... Will it help ?

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