Newark Airport to Screen Arrivals for Ebola

Among five airports where screenings will take place. Philly is not on the list.

Newark Liberty International is one of five U.S. airports that will begin screening passengers from West Africa for the Ebola virus, starting next week. Philadelphia is not among the five.

The New York Times reports:

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.

The announcement came the same day a Dallas man, infected on a trip to Africa, became the first U.S. citizen to die of the disease here.