The CDC is starting a new program to actively monitor people coming into the U.S. from Ebola-affected countries. CDC Director Tom Frieden made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday, saying it's in his organization's interest to keep people safe.
Frieden says active monitoring will take place for 21 days after someone has arrived in the U.S. from an Ebola-affected country. The monitoring program will begin Monday in six states where 70-percent of incoming travelers are located.
These states are New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia. Some of the procedures will include taking an at-risk person's daily temperature and setting up a hotline for at-risk people to call. Frieden says the monitoring program will continue until the outbreak is controlled.
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