CDC to Monitor Travelers from West Africa-but Only in 6 U.S. States

CDC to Monitor Travelers from West Africa-but Only in 6 U.S. States

The Centers for Disease Control announced it will be taking additional precautions with travelers coming from Ebola-stricken West African nations. 

According to the Associated Press, the state and local health officials will now be monitoring all travelers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea into the United States for Ebola symptoms for 21 days.

The program will begin Monday and, the AP reported, it will be in just six states to start off: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and Georgia.

“These new measures I’m announcing today will give additional levels of safety so that people who develop symptoms of Ebola are isolated quickly,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said, according to The Hill.

Additionally, the travelers will be asked to monitor themselves as well and be given kits to track their temperature, the AP reported

Despite many calls for travel restrictions, the Obama administration has refused to institute a travel ban.

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