Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey, are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening program.
The government will send a rapid response team to any hospital in the country that diagnoses another Ebola patient, to make sure the local health workers can provide care safely.
Hartsfield-Jackson will be joined by New York’s JFK, Newark, Washington Dulles and Chicago in adding an extra layer of screening for passengers arriving from West Africa.
Health officials are monitoring about 50 people who came into the contact with the man; four have been quarantined.
A Missouri doctor arrived to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport dressed in full protection gear to protest what he called the mismanagement of the Ebola crisis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nearly four-in-ten (39 percent) U.S. adults are concerned that there will be a large outbreak of the Ebola virus, and more than one-quarter (26 percent) are concerned that they or someone in their immediate family may get sick with Ebola in the next year.
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn’t spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.
Dr. Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary, Nancy Writebol, are expected to make full recoveries after treatment for the Ebola virus at Emory University Hospital.
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are being treated in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital.
Dr. Patricia Riley, missionary to Liberia, West Africa for the past 14 years, spoke with WAOK’s Rashad Richey about the Ebola epidemic across West Africa. Dr. Riley was stationed in West Africa until May 2014, […]