Passenger At Newark Liberty Checked For Ebola
A passenger from Liberia who arrived at Newark-Liberty Airport Tuesday afternoon is in isolation at University Hospital being evaluated for Ebola.
Officials say the man traveled from Liberia to Brussels before flying into Newark on United Flight 998.
He waited in line with other passengers at the customs check-in and was singled him out for a health screening because of his recent travel history. Agents discovered he had a fever. In a statement, CDC spokeswoman Carol Crawford says the individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola.
Newark-Liberty is among five airports that are officially screening passengers from West Africa for possible symptoms of the virus.