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U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

by Reuters
U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer (L) and Customs Border Protection Supervisor Sam Ko conduct prescreening measures on a passenger arriving from Sierra Leone at O’Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago, October 16, 2014. Photo - Reuters
The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports

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