The Hill: House Dem: 'Airport Ebola checks ?may have to be expanded'
Keith Laing of The Hill reports on airport screenings for Ebola:
A Democratic House member said Friday that increased Ebola screenings that have been implemented at five major U.S. airports may have to be expanded to other cities as officials struggle to calm fears about the deadly disease being spread among airline passengers.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said during an interview on MSNBC that the Obama administration’s decision to add additional Ebola screenings at airports in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Atlanta was a smart move.
But Schiff said the screenings, which are taking place at some of the busiest international airports in the U.S., may not be enough to contain the Ebola virus after the first domestic diagnosis of the disease earlier this month.
“I think it's a very prudent step,” Schiff said when he was asked about the administration’s decision to expand Ebola testing at U.S. airports.
“It may be that it has to be expanded in the future,” Schiff continued. “I think we have to have some humility about what we know about the virus when it gets to this point. We haven't had an outbreak quite like this one before. But I think these steps make a lot of sense.”
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By: Keith Laing
Source: The Hill
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