Ebola screening to begin at New York's JFK airport

Days after the first Ebola death in Texas, the US has decided to start screening passengers at the busy New York's JFK airport.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2014, 09:05 AM IST

Washington: Days after the first Ebola death in Texas, the US has decided to start screening passengers at the busy New York's JFK airport.

Those travelling from Ebola-hit countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be subjected to questioning and their temperatures will also be checked, according to a BBC report.

Similar checks will also take place at the O'Hare airport in Chicago, Newark, Washington's Dulles and Atlanta airport, the report stated.

Thomas Duncan was the first man who succumbed to Ebola in US after he travelled to the country from Liberia.

He could only be diagnosed with the disease after he reached Dallas.