CDC Sets Up Quarantine Station At LAX As Ebola Virus Continues To Spread Overseas
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Centers for Disease Control have established a quarantine station at LAX to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from passengers coming off international flights.
The CDC is warning Americans to avoid the Ebola-ravaged nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea where more than 700 people have died.
Tom Bradley International Terminal now has a CDC quarantine station where health officials will determine whether a sick person getting off an international flight can enter the country.
“We’re fairly comfortable that if a patient were identified here in the U.S., that the normal kinds of barrier nursing precautions that would be in place would prevent spread, even before the person would be confirmed to be a case of Ebola,” Dr. Stephan Monroe said.
Two American aid workers have been infected with the virus in Liberia.
One is taking an experimental serum, while the other is being flown to a special isolation treatment center in Atlanta.