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Five U.S. Airports Will Institute New Ebola Screening Procedures
National Public Radio

Five airports across the United States will start screening passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during his daily briefing on Wednesday.

Earnest said that as passengers enter the country, their temperature will be taken to make sure they are not exhibiting symptoms of Ebola.

“We believe these new measures will further protect the health of Americans, understanding that nothing we can do will get us to absolute zero risk until we end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a statement.

The announcement comes the same day that first man diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died at a Dallas hospital. Thomas Eric Duncan flew from Liberia into the United States on Sept. 24. He exposed his family and healthcare workers to the virus, which unleashed a huge federal and state effort to contain any spread.

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