The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to announce additional protocols for screening for Ebola at airports, according to the head of the agency.
These plans are not yet finalized, said CDC Director Tom Frieden, but there are teams "working very intensively" on developing an appropriate response.
"I can assure you that we will be taking additional steps," Frieden said at a Tuesday afternoon media briefing, explaining that an announcement will be made in "coming days." The CDC director said these measures could involve identifying people who come from West African nations via indirect flights.
Frieden emphasized that CDC-trained personnel have already screened roughly 36,000 individuals at West African airports over the past two months.
As for the Ebola case in Dallas, the CDC director said the most recent figures indicate that there are 10 definite patient contacts and 38 possible contacts all being monitored—none have so far developed fevers or any symptoms, he said.