Screening for Ebola begins today at Britain’s biggest airport, Heathrow, as Prime Minister David Cameron insists ‘vigorous steps’ are being taken to prevent the deadly virus reaching the UK.
Checks are being conducted at Heathrow’s Terminal 1 before expanding to cover Gatwick airport and Eurostar rail stations by the end of next week. Heathrow receives around 85-percent of all arrivals that originated in the affected west African countries. The move comes as the official death toll in west Africa has gone past the 4,000 mark.
ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us to discuss.
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