Chicago Aldermen Want Ebola Screening At Airports
Two Chicago aldermen want international passengers arriving at the city's two airports screened for the Ebola virus and other infectious diseases.
Aldermen Edward Burke and Michael Zalewski introduced an ordinance Wednesday that would require screening facilities at Midway and O'Hare.
The ordinance speaks to the same concerns addressed by a plan announced Wednesday by the federal government to take the temperatures of travelers from West Africa at international airports in Chicago and four other cities.
Under the city's ordinance, passengers arriving from other countries would be required to fill out questionnaires and "if warranted'' have their temperatures taken or undergo further examinations.
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital.