Gov. Rick Scott asks feds to screen for Ebola at Florida airports, share info

October 17, 2014 4:03 PM

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Scott didn't specify whether he wanted all airports or only the state's major airports to have increased safety screenings, saying the federal government should look at airports where potential patients are coming from West Africa. Screeners at airports in Atlanta, Chicago and three others use no-touch thermometers to try to find passengers with fevers.

Scott, who ran a chain of hospitals in the 1990s, is also preparing Florida hospitals, noting something drastically different happened in the way patients were treated in Atlanta versus Dallas. He's asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct health care worker training with...

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