The U.S. plans to start screening airline passengers flying into the country for Ebola symptoms, both President Obama and the director of the Centers for Disease Control announced this week.

According to the Times, the screenings—which Sen. Charles Schumer described as "tough"—will most likely involve taking the passengers' temperatures or requiring them to fill out questionnaires.

Currently three countries screen outgoing airline passengers, preventing 77 people from traveling since the outbreak began. But the screenings don't catch asymptomatic people—Liberia recently announced it will prosecute the Dallas Ebola patient for lying on his outgoing questionnaire, should he recover.

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