Dr Amesh Adalja
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Ebola: Airport screening 'won't make a difference'

New York's JFK airport has started screening for Ebola.

Passengers from the worst-hit countries will have their temperatures taken and will have to answer a series of questions.

JFK is the first of five major American airports to introduce the measures.

Dr Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said the measures did more for public confidence than preventing the spread of the virus.

  • 11 Oct 2014
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