CDC Issues Ebola Guidelines For Airlines; Officials To Screen Passengers Arriving In U.S. From Africa
News outlets discuss new CDC guidelines on Ebola for airlines and the screening of passengers arriving in the U.S. for symptoms of Ebola.
Associated Press: Feds watch airline passengers for Ebola symptoms
“Federal agents at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak, as delegations from some 50 countries arrive in the nation’s capital for a leadership summit this week…” (Flaherty, 8/4).
The Hill: Airlines told they can deny boarding to people with Ebola symptoms
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has told airlines they can deny boarding to passengers who are exhibiting symptoms of the Ebola virus. In guidelines issued by the CDC, the health body also says airlines should separate infected passengers who display signs of the virus during flights from other flyers…” (Laing, 8/4).
The Hill: U.S. won’t turn back flights over Ebola
“The United States will not turn back flights from West Africa over concerns about the Ebola virus, the White House said Monday. ‘There are in place a lot of precautions to ensure the safety of the American public and the traveling public,’ White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday at a press briefing…” (Viebeck, 8/4).