Prescription for avoiding Ebola airport screening: ibuprofen

October 3, 2014 5:21 AM

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Prescription for avoiding Ebola airport screening: ibuprofen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - People who contract Ebola in West Africa can get through airport screenings and onto a plane with a lie and a lot of ibuprofen, according to healthcare experts who believe more must be done to identify infected travelers.

At the very least, they said, travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries should be screened for fever, which is currently done on departure from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. But such safeguards are not foolproof.

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