MANHATTAN, KAN. – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Health Subcommittee, issued the following statement after learning the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plans to implement Ebola-specific screenings at high-traffic U.S. airports:
“On Monday, I called on the CDC to implement new Ebola-specific screenings at U.S. airports. I am pleased to learn today that enhanced screening measures will be implemented at high-traffic U.S. airports. Given Ebola’s long incubation period, entry screenings are not the full solution, but this is a step in the right direction. As we work to fight Ebola abroad, we also must make certain our homeland is protected.”
On Oct. 6, 2014, Sen. Moran called on the CDC to implement Ebola-specific screenings at U.S. airports.