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Five U.S. Airports to Begin Screening for Ebola

Five U.S. Airports to Begin Screening for Ebola

Five U.S. Airports to Begin Screening for Ebola

The new procedures begin Saturday.

Five east coast airports, and Chicago's O'Hare, will begin screening for Ebola this weekend in an effort to contain the disease, which just killed a Liberian man who was diagnosed in Dallas.

The Centers for Disease Control partnered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to develop the new protocols, which affect Newark Liberty, JFK International, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson, Dulles in D.C., and O'Hare. Travelers will have their temperatures taken and be observed for symptoms of the disease, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Nearly all air travelers from the Ebola-affected nations like Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone enter the U.S. from these five airports. Visitors from those nations will also receive packets of information about the disease.

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