CDC Announces 21-day Monitoring Period for Any Returning Passenger to the U.S. From Ebola-Stricken African Nations

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The CDC announced some new strict methods that will be in place to contain this deadly virus. Today, the CDC says it will now begin a 21-day monitoring period for anyone returning to the U.S. from any Ebola-stricken African nation.

The Director of the CDC, Tom Frieden, said on Wednesday that starting next Monday, October 27th, the new monitoring system will be used in six states and give ‘additional new safety’.

This is where it gets tricky, passengers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will be asked to give up emails, phone numbers and addresses, as well as friends and family contacts, hoping no one goes unnoticed.

The new measure is in direct response to the immense pressure from Congress members and the public to impose a travel ban on the three countries at the heart of the Ebola outbreak, which has killed over 4,500 people, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, since its deadly emergence 10 months ago.

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