Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know

October 9, 2014 7:09 AM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when they arrive at five major U.S. airports. The screening will include having their temperatures taken.

Customs and Border Protection agents stationed at New York's Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington's Dulles, Chicago's O'Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airports will be screening passengers. The effort begins in New York on Saturday and expands to the other airports over the next week.

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