Temp Travelers: New U.S. Airport Ebola Screening Measures

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DALLAS – With fears in the air about Ebola, folks in the U.S. may be able to breathe easier now that new measures are being implemented.

Five of the busiest airports in the country will start taking passengers’ temperatures after they land, if they’re traveling from an Ebola-infected country like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

So which airports are affected? New York’s JFK, Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare and Atlanta. Interesting – you’d think DFW International would be on that list.

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Right now, passengers are checked in the hot zone before they get on a plane.

In Liberia, folks go through three checkpoints – and their temp is taken at each one. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work.

You also have to fill out a questionnaire on whether you’ve been exposed to Ebola, but turns out, not everybody tells the truth about that.

“I think it’s a good idea,” frequent flier Mary Clark said. “Excellent idea.”

“People coming in from countries that do have the issues with diseases and stuff, yeah, I would say they need to take some extra precautions,” Gary Marquart said.

Well, travelers take heed, the new rules could start this weekend. However, nobody at DFW will have to wait in that pesky line to see if they’re sick.

You might want to rethink that.

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