Five U.S. airports will start additional screening of passengers for signs of the Ebola virus. White House spokesman Josh Earnest identified the airports as JFK in New York, Newark Airport in New Jersey, DC-Dulles, Chicago O'Hare and Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport. TSA agents are being instructed to keep a closer eye on passengers for possible Ebola symptoms. Earnest predicted minimal disruption to the traveling public. He said only about 150 passengers travel to the five U.S. airports from West Africa each day.
Meantime, passengers traveling to the U.S. from the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will have their temperatures taken. They will also be required to fill out questionnaires about where they have been and whether they possibly came into contact with anyone who may have Ebola. Earnest said the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. continues to be exceedingly low.
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