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New York to begin monitoring travelers from Ebola-afflicted countries
New York to begin monitoring travelers from Ebola-afflicted countries

Faced with New York’s first Ebola patient, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the city will be taking the additional step of monitoring travelers from the West African countries hardest hit by the virus for possible symptoms. Earlier this month, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and four other U.S. ports of entry began enhanced screening for passengers arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Those who do not have a fever were advised to continue taking their temperature twice a day for 21 days, the maximum known incubation period of the virus. Health officials will now be actively monitoring them, Blasio told reporters. That monitoring, a new recommendation from...

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