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Maryland to monitor travelers from West Africa for Ebola symptoms as CDC increases surveillance
Maryland to monitor travelers from West Africa for Ebola symptoms as CDC increases surveillance

The CDC is ordering Maryland health officials to monitor all travelers entering the state from three West African countries for signs of Ebola as the federal agency is pressed to tighten border screening for the deadly virus. Starting Monday, the travelers will be required to take their temperature daily and report to local health officials for three weeks, the longest it can take after exposure to Ebola for symptoms to appear. They also will be asked for contact information and may face travel restrictions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maryland is among six states being asked to increase surveillance because about 70 percent of travelers from Guinea,...

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