Oct 08, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Canadian and American officials are ramping up their border screening for Ebola.
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose says agents at the border will soon start utilizing targeted temperature screens – as they try to prevent people who are sick with Ebola – from entering the country.
The U.S. government says it too will begin enhanced airport screening for passengers coming into the states – at the five airports that handle most flights from the West African countries afflicted with Ebola.
The government moves here in North America come on the same day it was announced that the Liberian man hospitalized with Ebola in Dallas, Texas, had died.
Only 1.5 per cent of all travellers from the affected west African countries come to Canada.
The latest update from the World Health Organization says at least 8,033 people have been infected in this outbreak – and nearly 3,900 of them have died.