Ebola Update: Passengers Taken to Hospitals in NJ, Chicago, D.C.
Passengers are still being monitored after arriving in the United States from West Africa and showing signs of Ebola-like symptoms.
"CDC officials reminded me we are just one passenger away from another Ebola outbreak in this country," John Roberts reported this morning from Atlanta.
A passenger who arrived in Newark yesterday from Liberia was isolated and taken to a hospital. The man had a fever, but had not indicated any risk factors on his questionnaire.
He stopped in Brussels in between flights.
Officials took him for tests out of an abundance of caution.
Two passengers are being monitored after arriving in Chicago. One girl was taken to a hospital and her family quarantined after she vomited on the plane.
Another man reported nausea and diarrhea after arriving from Liberia. The man had typhoid fever over the summer.
Both were hospitalized as a precaution.
Four more people were taken to hospitals after arriving at Dulles Airport in D.C. No details have been released on those cases, Roberts reported.
The map below shows the five airports handling all direct flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. All of these airports are conducting enhanced screening.
Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to be on the lookout for passengers with "broken travel."
For instance, a passenger who flies from West Africa to Brussels, then lays over for a few days before flying into the U.S.
Watch Roberts' full report above.
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