Mali has been added to the Ebola screening list at five U.S. airports, including Hartsfield-Jackson and John F. Kennedy, after two cases were diagnosed in the West African country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security added Mali to the watch list on Sunday. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are already on the list. Passengers from those countries are subject to “enhanced entry screening” and three weeks of monitoring when they fly into the U.S. via one of five airports.
Washington D.C.’s Dulles, Newark’s Liberty and Chicago’s O’Hare airports are among the five airports conducting Ebola screening.
Separately, Dr. Martin Salia, the surgeon flown from Sierra Leone to Nebraska for Ebola treatment, is reportedly in “extremely critical” condition. The Ebola virus has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa. To date, Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, was the only person to die from the disease in the U.S.