American Travelers in Africa Are Now Being Screened for Ebola

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DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 12:  A man dressed in protective hazmat clothing treats the front porch of an apartment where a second person diagnosed with the Ebola virus resides on October 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. A female nurse working at Texas Heath Presbyterian Hospital, the same facility that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, has tested positive for the virus. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)
Photo: Mike Stone/2014 Getty Images

While the U.S. is closely monitoring all arrivals from west Africa, east Africa is closely monitoring all arrivals from the U.S. According to the American Embassy in Rwanda, “On October 19, the Rwandan Ministry of Health introduced new Ebola Virus Disease screening requirements. Visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the last 22 days are now required to report their medical condition — regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms of Ebola,” the AP reports. Rwanda, which has no reported cases of the virus, may be wasting its time — the U.S. still only has three connected cases — but New Jersey started it.