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October 16th, 2014
05:40 PM ET

Enhanced screening underway at 5 U.S. airports

(CNN) – Enhanced screening for Ebola at international airports in the D.C. region, Atlanta, Newark, and Chicago started Wednesday morning. New York's John F. Kennedy airport began enhanced screenings over the weekend.

The five major international airports are taking a careful look at anyone coming from three West African countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.

In the meantime, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering new ways to make sure someone infected with the deadly virus doesn't board a commercial plane.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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October 15th, 2014
06:25 PM ET

CDC: Latest U.S. Ebola patient shouldn't have flown

(CNN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is contacting all of the passengers and crew on board Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas on October 13.

The same flight a Dallas nurse, infected with the deadly disease, flew on just one day before she reported symptoms.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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October 2nd, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Following Ebola patient’s travels through the U.S.

(CNN) - We now know the flight path of a man diagnosed with Ebola who boarded three different planes before eventually arriving in Dallas.

Thomas Eric Duncan's flight began in Monrovia, Liberia. From there, he flew to Brussels, Belgium. Next came a layover at Dulles airport, just outside Washington, DC. Finally, he boarded the plane that took him to his final destination: Dallas, Texas.

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October 1st, 2014
06:24 PM ET

Are U.S. airports doing enough to screen for Ebola?

(CNN) - Outside of the medical community, they may play the biggest role in helping to stop the spread of Ebola beyond West Africa's borders and yet, it seems many U.S. airport workers don't have a clue what steps they're supposed to be taking to identify possibly infected passengers.

In some cases, they're not even screening travelers who admit they've come into contact with someone who has the disease.

CNN's Renee Marsh reports.

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August 29th, 2014
05:41 PM ET

Will Americans see increased security over the Labor Day weekend?

(CNN) – Americans will see increased security this Labor Day weekend. But the TSA tells CNN that's a function of it being a busy travel weekend not because of a specific threat.

That said, they are doing more.

Officials tell CNN they are actively tracking known foreign fighters who travel in and out of Syria, but the problem is the unknown fighters.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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