More Ebola screening possible for United States

The United States is deciding whether to institute extra screening at airports across the nation, where travelers from Ebola-stricken nations may be arriving.



The move comes as an NBC photojournalist infected with the disease arrived back in Nebraska where he will be treated for the deadly virus inside an isolation unit.



Sen. Charles Schumer says officials are asking for two things to be done at U.S. airports for those who come from the Ebola hotspots when they arrive.



The first move would be to take their temperature and the second would be a more extensive screening and list of questions that might detect if they had contact with people who have Ebola.



Leaders at the CDC say they are investigating every possible way to keep Americans safe.



Meanwhile in Dallas, Liberian native Thomas Duncan remains in critical condition.



Last week, Duncan became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the U.S. There is also a proposal being discussed to block Americans from traveling to West Africa.



The NBC photojournalist is the fifth American to return to the United States for treatment since the start of the latest Ebola outbreak, which has now killed more than 3,400 people.



 


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