Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday Announce New travel measures for travelers from Ebola outbreak countries to the United States.
Starting next week, passengers departing from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be redirected to six airports in the United States so that the CDC can track and follow them up.
“The statement will state that the airline will collect and transmit passenger information to CDC for public health follow-up, and intervene in all passengers boarding on U.S. flights in DRC or Guinea 21
Over the years, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced multiple Ebola outbreaks. The previous outbreaks have killed thousands of people.
Since 2015, the United States has never seen an Ebola virus case again, and officials said they don’t think the recent epidemic poses a threat to the country.
In order for the Ebola virus to spread, a person needs to have direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person infected with the virus. The CDC said that as long as a person does not go to the affected area, the risk of individual contracting the virus is very small.
However, as a precautionary measure, the CDC stated that passengers from the two countries currently experiencing an outbreak will obtain their contact information and share it with state and local health authorities.
The agency issued a three-level health warning this week, Guinea with Democratic Republic of the Congo, It means that there should be no unnecessary travel to the country.
The Ebola outbreak in Guinea began in mid-February in rural areas of the country, while the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began earlier this month.
Currently, there are already Nine reported cases Five people died in Guinea. According to data from the World Health Organization, in the latest outbreak, the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed 8 confirmed cases and 4 of them have died.
Since the beginning of last year, the world is working hard to control the coronavirus, which is the latest Ebola outbreak.