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CDC to monitor all West African travelers for 21 days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced that health officials would monitor every passenger arriving from West Africa for three weeks for signs of Ebola.

Anyone arriving from Sierra Leone, Liberia, or Guinea will face daily monitoring, CDC Director Tom Frieden said. He added that state and local health officials can "require participation" in the 21-day monitoring, which will include taking travelers' temperatures.

The announcement comes one day after the CDC said all passengers traveling from those three countries would be required to enter one of five U.S. airports where advanced Ebola screening procedures are in place.