CDC Intercepts Sick Passenger at Newark Liberty International—Cleared for Ebola
CDC Intercepts Sick Passenger at Newark Liberty International-Cleared for Ebola
On October 4 the CDC’s Quarantine Public Health Officer met a flight from Europe to assess a sick passenger who had traveled from West Africa. The passenger was evaluated at a local hospital and later discharged from the emergency department. A full medical evaluation was conducted in coordination with federal, state, and local public health officials which found no evidence of Ebola. Read the press release.
Yesterday, the CDC announced that Ebola screenings will begin next week at Newark Airport. A non-contact thermometer will be used to screen for sick passengers. Read the CDC’s statement.