The Associated Press is reporting:
BREAKING: US orders agents at airports, other entry ports to observe arriving travelers for Ebola signs.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 8, 2014
No details yet, but Infowars.com will post as soon as more information is available.
On Tuesday it was reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director plans to implement Ebola “screening procedures” at U.S. airports.
“We’ll be strengthening our screening procedures both at the source and at entry,” said the director of the CDC, Tom Frieden.
The screening procedures will likely replicate those used currently in West Africa – travel history, looking for signs of illness, and a temperature reading.
However, as the corporate media notes, such procedures do little if anything to stop the spread of the disease.
The only effective way to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States would be to shut down air travel from West African countries where the disease is epidemic.
The Obama administration has indicated it will not stop flights from Liberia and other countries where the disease is prevalent.
On October 1, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said chances of a U.S. epidemic are “incredibly low.”
“The reason for that is that it is not possible to transmit Ebola through the air…. The only way that an individual can contract Ebola is by coming into contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is exhibiting symptoms.”
The CDC, however, has indicated it believes the deadly disease may in fact be airborne.
An advisory issued by the agency, Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel, reveals the CDC is concerned about the possibility of airborne contamination.
The advisory urges airline staff to provide surgical masks to suspected Ebola victims in order “to reduce the number of droplets expelled into the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing.”