Dulles Airport is one of the airports to begin health screening for Ebola
Dulles Airport is one of the airports to begin health screening for Ebola

Federal officials said Wednesday that they would begin temperature screenings of passengers arriving from West Africa at five American airports, beginning with Kennedy International in New York as early as this weekend, as the United States races to respond to a deadly Ebola outbreak.

Travelers at the four other airports — Washington Dulles International, O’Hare International, Hartsfield-Jackson International and Newark Liberty International — will be screened starting next week, according to federal officials.

The screenings will be for passengers arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries hardest hit by the epidemic.

Flying?  Don’t panic.  Good hand hygiene – hand washing, sanitizer and wiping down surfaces at your seat are good precautions all of the time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/us/us-to-begin-ebola-screenings-at-5-airports.html?emc=edit_na_20141008&nlid=21404504