The John F. Kennedy International Airport of New York, yesterday started to make ebola screenings to passengers that come from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea to prevent the Ebola epidemic in the United States.
This control consists of measurements of body temperature with heat guns and questionnaires about their recent activities to investigate if they have been in contact with the virus in previous times.
“No matter what measures we adopt. Zero risk is impossible. However, these controls give further reassurance to the public,” said Martin Cetron, Director of Migration and Quarantine of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Furthermore, International airports like: Newark Liberty of New Jersey, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, all from the United States, will start the application of these controls from next week.