NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Now that Ebola has reached American soil, Sen. Charles Schumer wants to tighten up preventitive measures for travelers entering the country.
At a news conference Sunday in Manhattan, the New York Democrat said he wants agents with the Transportation Security Administration at U.S. airports to screen travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries. The screenings would include taking passengers’ temperatures and having them complete health surveys. He wants similar precautions taken at ports.
“These are reminders that the threat is out there,” Schumer told reporters, including CBS 2’s Matt Kozar. “More intense screening and testing temperature in the U.S. adds an extra very reliable layer of protection.”
Schumer also wants to establish a temporary database that would be made available to local hospitals of people who have recently traveled to West Africa.Comments