The United States government issued new guidelines for travellers from Uganda.
According to a statement issued by the Biden administration, travellers from Uganda will be redirected to airports where they can be screened for the virus.
These airports include; Kennedy Airport, in New York; Newark Liberty International Airport, in New Jersey; O’Hare International Airport, in Chicago; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Dulles International Airport, in Washington, D.C.
The statement indicated that American health officials are watching the Uganda outbreak closely because there are no approved drugs or treatments for the type of Ebola virus causing the outbreak.
Screenings were expected to begin on Thursday for some passengers, but the travel restrictions will not go into effect until next week.
As of Thursday, there were 44 confirmed cases and 10 deaths in Uganda. At least six infections and four deaths occurred among healthcare workers.