Ebola screenings suggested at colleges and universities

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The growing spread of the Ebola epidemic looks to colleges and universities to help gear up against the virus to avoid potential outbreak.

The CDC has advised institutions of higher education with international students or staff arriving from nations hit by the Ebola virus to begin screening processes as a precautionary measure.

The agency recommends questioning anyone on campuses that have visited Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, or Sierra Leone in the past 21 days which is the maximum incubation period for the virus before symptoms appear.

They also suggest that people returning from these countries monitor their temperature and look for other signs of the disease and seek medical attention if necessary.

We have reached out to Colorado Mesa University in regards to their precautionary measures.

They have informed us that all students go through a vaccination process whether foreign or domestic, but they have not confirmed whether they will begin a screening process for the Ebola virus.


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