Are Houston’s airports safe from Ebola?

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HOUSTON, Tx. -- Are people traveling through Houston airports at risk of getting Ebola? Neither Hobby or Bush Intercontinental airports implement advanced Ebola screening so should Houston be concerned?

"We're not a high priority airport for flights from these three countries, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. We have no direct flights from those countries. So, the priority at this time is to make sure that the United States airports that serve those three countries now get the first temperature screeners in place immediately." explained Kathy Barton of the Houston Department of Health and Human Services.

Some passengers think that`s not enough.

"All airports that have international flights because I don`t know what screening they`re doing at Heathrow, Amsterdam or other major points of entry for flights from Africa." according to traveler Kelli Wall.

While some, are more extreme.

"They should quarantine all the countries that have it until it wears off." said Nadonte Pugh.

For now. New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Newark have the screening.
The official word in the Bayou City is don`t panic!

"We want people to take care of the situations that they are most likely to confront, which would be influenza, and take a flu shot. Do the things that you normally do this time of year to protect your family." said Barton.

At this point, you`re more likely to be the big lottery winner than an Ebola patient.

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