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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States. They're part of plans administrators have made as they try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. With the virus continuing to kill, the expected arrival of as many as 10,000 students from impacted countries has U.S. authorities on alert, but cautioning against alarm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued no specific recommendations for colleges, but many are using CDC guidance in drafting precautionary plans. The University of Illinois and Liberty University in Virginia are among those checking the temperatures of students arriving from impacted countries. They stress that the illness spreads only through bodily fluids, and not by sitting next to someone in class.

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