U.S. ends enhanced entry screening for travelers from Guinea

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Homeland Security today removed enhanced visa and port-of-entry screening for travelers from Guinea, which the World Health Organization declared free of Ebola transmission on Dec. 29. Travelers departing Guinea will remain subject to outbound screening measures, encouraged to watch their health for 21 days and contact the local health department or seek care if Ebola symptoms develop. The United States also will continue to support Ebola prevention and detection measures in Guinea, including at its primary international airport, CDC said. Guinea is the last of the Ebola-affected countries in West Africa to be removed from enhanced U.S. entry screening measures.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Ebola, preparedness

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