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.READ MORE: Large Commercial Blaze Erupts In South LA
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.READ MORE: 3 Pop-Up Vaccination Sites To Open In Northeast San Fernando Valley
“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.
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One is taking an experimental serum, while the other is being flown to a special isolation treatment center in Atlanta.