Obama considers tighter Ebola screening for travelers from West Africa

October 7, 2014 1:30 PM

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Obama considers tighter Ebola screening for travelers from West Africa

(HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama said Monday that his administration is preparing additional screening measures to prevent the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa from gaining a foothold in the United States.

Obama, after meeting with his top security and health advisers, did not specify what those measures might be. But senior federal health officials said the steps could include "entry screening," which is screening travelers arriving in the United States from West African nations battling the Ebola ou...

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