Critics blame UK government’s response to Ebola screening

October 10, 2014 11:14 PM

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Following the United States’ move to screen airport passengers across five major airport, the UK has instituted a similar move but critics blame their procedure for an effective Ebola detection at airports. The US is using thermal gun to test for passengers’ temperatures at airports as they arrive US soil from the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, but the UK is only using a questionnaire to ask questions from airport passengers without anything more – and this is what critics have a problem with.

The UK government is starting airport screening at Heathrow, Gatwick, and Eurostar airports, and this screening is becoming all the more important when a 58 year unnamed British nurse died in a Skodje hotel within days of arriving Macedonia. The British national alongside his friend at lodged at the...

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