Obama Ready to Ramp Up Ebola Airport Screening

October 7, 2014 10:30 AM

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Obama Ready to Ramp Up Ebola Airport Screening

The Obama administration is talking about ramping up screening of travelers who come from Ebola-infected countries. Many Americans are concerned that the virus may spread now that a patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, has been diagnosed in Dallas.

A poll by the Pew Research Center found 11 percent of Americans were "very worried" that they, themselves, or a family member will be exposed to Ebola, while 21 percent are somewhat worried. Many are demanding to know why the government hasn't acted to keep Ebola patients from entering the country.

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