WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- As the spread of Ebola shows little signs of waning, airports around the United States are taking extra precautions when screening travelers from West Africa.
Among the new safety standards, travelers arriving in the U.S. from West Africa will have their temperatures taken and answer questionnaires about the specific nature of their visit and lifestyle while abroad.
"We have developed and supported a stringent screening regimen, both at home and abroad, and we are constantly evaluating the effectiveness of these and other potential measures," the White House said in an official statement.
Initially, the new screening process will be implemented at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Washington Dulles International Airport, O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
"We're looking at that entire process to see what more can be done. We recognize that whatever we do, until the disease is controlled in Africa, we can't get the risk to zero here. We may be able to reduce it."