NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Customs and health officials at Newark Liberty Airport are taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening program.
Federal health officials say the entry screenings that started Thursday add another layer of protection to halt the spread of the Ebola virus that has killed thousands. Screeners will use no-touch thermometers to try to find passengers with fevers.
The screenings started at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said screenings also began Thursday at Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare, and Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta.