Aldermen demand airport screening centers to test for Ebola

October 8, 2014 4:52 PM

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Passengers arriving at O’Hare and Midway on flights originating outside the United States could literally have their temperature taken — and be forced to undergo medical screenings — under a crackdown proposed Wednesday to protect the public from the Ebola virus.

Two influential aldermen — Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) and Aviation Committee Chairman Mike Zalewski (23rd) — want to set up screening facilities at O’Hare bankrolled by the airlines to test for a broad range of infectious diseases, including Ebola, swine flu, SARS, hanta virus, m...

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