Monday, October 6, 2014

Moran calls on CDC to implement Ebola screenings at U.S. Ports of entry

Press Release:
Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Health Subcommittee, called on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden to implement Ebola-specific screenings at U.S. airports.

“It is critical to implement Ebola-specific screenings at U.S. airports,” Sen. Moran said. “As we fight Ebola abroad, we need to make certain the homeland is protected as well. While there is no way to completely eliminate the threat, screenings at U.S. ports of entry will add a layer of much-needed protection.”

On Oct. 1, 2014, Sen. Moran issued a statement on the United States’ response to the nation’s first Ebola case. On Sept. 16, 2014, CNN published an op-ed written by Sen. Moran about the importance of the U.S. involvement in the Ebola response. 

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