US to Start Screening Travelers Coming from Uganda for Ebola


The government of the United States will start begin screening travelers coming from Uganda for Ebola as an additional precaution that aims at trying to prevent an outbreak in the country from spreading. There have been no cases of Ebola from the disease outreak reported outside Uganda, and the risk in the United States is considered low.

The officials of the United States has described the screening move as an additional precaution. The screenings will start rolling out immediately. Travelers who have been in Uganda during the past 21 days that is the incubation period for the Ebola virus, and will be redirected to one of the five airports in the United States for Ebola screening.

The airports include Washington Dulles International Airport, Kennedy International Airport, New York, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and O’Hare International Airport, Chicago.

The government of the United States said around 145 people per day entering the United States from Uganda, with people already arriving at the five large airline hubs. The people scheduled to fly into a different airport will be rebooked by their airline.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent a health alert to doctors, urging them to a travel history from the patients who have symptoms like Ebola.