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JFK will screen passengers for deadly new virus from China


Added 01-17-20 03:18:02pm EST - “Federal health officials announced Friday that they will screen airline passengers arriving at three US airports ?" including JFK ?" for a new virus that has killed two people and sickened dozens. St?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “JFK will screen passengers for deadly new virus from China”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Federal health officials announced Friday that they will screen airline passengers arriving at three US airports – including JFK – for a new virus that has killed two people and sickened dozens.

Starting Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will take temperatures of passengers at JFK and the Los Angeles and San Francisco international airports who arrive from the outbreak city of Wuhan.

“To further protect the health of the American public during the emergence of this novel coronavirus, CDC is beginning entry screening at three ports of entry,” the agency said.

“Investigations into this novel coronavirus are ongoing and we are monitoring and responding to this evolving situation,” Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, said in a release.

The CDC added that the risk from the virus — 2019-nCoV — to the public is currently deemed to be low.

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