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U.S. airports being monitored for signs of Ebola

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Homeland Security has ordered agents at international airports to observe travelers for any sign of Ebola. That means anyone flying in or out of Lindbergh Field could be subject to health screenings.

On Tuesday, emergency crews transported an ill woman who boarded a plane in Midland, Texas to a local hospital, though it was not clear if she had Ebola. It's possible airports may start taking the temperatures of travelers whose originating flights are from West African countries such as Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, they are working on travel guidelines.

"We're looking hard at what we can do to further increase the safety of Americans. And in the coming days we will announce further measures that will be taken," Frieden said.

Passengers who spoke to CBS News 8 said they were not particularly concerned with being on a plane with someone who has Ebola, and had concerns about screenings being put into place.

"You'd have to get here a day early and leave a day late. Unfortunately, it's a big machine, and you just don't stop it," one traveler said.

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