U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran said Thursday that all agencies involved in travel to the United States should step up Ebola screening and potentially ban entry from people whose travels originate in West Africa.
The senator from Kansas, who is the ranking Republican on the Senate’s appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, said the ban shouldn’t include U.S. health professionals who are returning home from providing medical care.
But in remarks after touring the isolation unit at the University of Kansas Hospital, Moran said he had pushed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration “to step up their efforts on screening and potentially banning people who … are attempting to come to the United States from West Africa.”
Moran said he was confident that KU Hospital provided best-in-class care for the patient who was admitted Monday as a possible Ebola victim. Tests showed the patient did not have the disease.
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