WASHINGTON D.C. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.
The CDC says the program will begin Monday and cover visitors as well as aid workers, journalists and other Americans returning from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.
The program will start in six states: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia. State and local health officials will check daily for fever or other Ebola symptoms.
Passengers will get kits to help them track their temperature and will be told to inform health officials daily of their status.