CDC: Travelers from West Africa to receive self-monitoring kits
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:33 PM EDT | Updated: Oct 23, 2014 11:09 AM EDT
Travelers coming into the country from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will be given a home kit with a thermometer and Ebola information so they can self-monitor and report their conditions to the agency.
If travelers refuse to self-monitor and report, the CDC will track down the traveler.
Tuesday night, a passenger aboard a United flight from Brussels was taken to a hospital in Newark, New Jersey as a precaution.
“He is asymptomatic. There is no indication at this point that he has been infected with the virus. CDC will come and interview both the patient and the patient's wife, but we anticipate that the patient and his wife will be released,” says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson were infected with the disease while taking care of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and are said to be doing well. Pham's condition has been upgraded to good.