Coming From Liberia? No More Ebola Screening for You

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/ Source: Associated Press

Travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia will no longer be screened for Ebola.

U.S. officials said Friday that the screening will end Monday for passengers from Liberia. But the screening and monitoring will continue for travelers from Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The screening of travelers from the three West African nations began last October when the countries were in the midst of the worst Ebola epidemic in world history.

But the epidemic has waned. International health officials this month said the Ebola virus is no longer spreading in Liberia. It's infected more than 28,000 people in the ongoing epidemic and killed more than 11,000.

Travelers from Liberia will no longer be funneled through only five U.S. airports, either, unless they've been in Guinea or Sierra Leone in the previous three weeks.

Liberia will continue to screen passengers for Ebola as they leave the country.

Only five new cases of Ebola were confirmed in the last week, all of them in Sierra Leone. "Guinea recorded its first Ebola-free week in over 12 months," the World Health Organization said this week.