A passenger was being evaluated at a hospital in Newark Tuesday, after reportedly being identified as possibly having been exposed to the Ebola virus.
President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain as the point man on the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola crisis.
Customs and health officials at Newark Liberty Airport will start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening program.
This fact sheet helps explain the measures the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, and their partners are taking at airports both in the United States and in affected countries in West Africa to prevent the spread of Ebola.
So far, New Jersey has nine confirmed cases of the virus in Camden, Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Essex, Passaic and Sussex counties.
Port Authority police said a passenger on board United Flight 998, inbound from Brussels, was vomiting aboard the plane.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday night that Enterovirus D68 was involved in the death of a 4-year-old boy in Hamilton, New Jersey last week.
Two Yale University doctoral students returning from West Africa are taking extra precautions to ensure that they did not contract the Ebola virus while traveling.
A man in Dallas has become the first person in the United States with a confirmed Ebola virus diagnosis, and one local expert was alarmed that the patient was not isolated immediately.
The New York State Department of Health says enterovirus D68 is spreading and is warning New Yorkers to take steps to prevent new infections.
Officials said Wednesday that a New York City child and a Long Island elementary school student have been diagnosed with enterovirus 68. Cases of the virus have also been confirmed in New Jersey and Connecticut.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control was notified of a flight from Abu Dhabi into Kennedy International Airport with a sick passenger on board, Port Authority said.
The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak in those West Africa countries has killed more than 700 people this year.
Schumer was joined by Dr. Maida Galvez and students from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine to urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require child-proof safety caps and clear warning labels on the liquid containers.
The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.