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Ebola Screening at Airports
strategies for Ebola screening at airports in the US
Jacobson, S.H., Yu, G., Jokela,
J.A., 2016, "A Double-risk Monitoring and Quarantine Policy for Ebola
Entry Screening at Airports in the United States,” Preventive Medicine, 88, 33-38.
on Ebola Screening on CBC News, 11 October 2014.
Ebola Fears Spur Calls for Airport Screening on Weekends with Alex Witt,
MSNBC, 5 October 2014.
Precautions Should be Taken to Identify Ebola on Huffington
Post Live, 6 October 2014.
(2 October 2014) Invited Op-Ed
" Airports should be screening for Ebola the same way they
screen for terrorists," on the Washington Post PostEverything blog discusses using aviation security
screening to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States. See also quotes reported by the Associate
Press article, “Airports,
airlines and Ebola: 5 things to know” (4 October 2014), being
quoted in the commentary, “A Manhattan Project against Ebola” in the
Chicago Tribune (7 October 2014), a live interview on “Weekends with Alex Witt” on MSNBC (5 October
2014), a live interview on WANDTV (NBC affiliate, Decatur, IL, 5 October 2014),
a live interview on CBC Radio Canada “The Current” (6 October 2014), a live
interview on HuffPost Live (6 October 2014), a live interview on
WTOP CBS Radio 103.5, Washington DC, 6 October 2014), an interview on WCIA-TV (CBS Champaign, IL, 6 October 2014), a
live interview on HuffPost Live (9 October 2014), a live interview on CBC News, Toronto, Canada (11 October 2014), a
live interview on HuffPost Live (14 October 2014), and a live interview
on HuffPost Live (17 October 2014; second segment). See also, Jacobson Brings Analytics Expertise to Ebola Screening
posted on the University of Illinois Department of Computer Science website (12
(1 August 2014) Sheldon H. Jacobson was quoted in the article,
"Airports Have No Way to Screen for Ebola,” by
Patrick Tucker, which appeared on-line in the National Journal. Jacobson commented
on the challenges of screening for Ebola at airports, the similarities in such
screening with aviation security screening, and how prescreening can be an
effective strategy in such environments.
The story was also featured in the Homeland Security Newswire on 4 August 2014.
Ge Yu (Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD
Graduate Student, University of Illinois)
Last updated: April 2, 2016
URL address: BTRI
Contact Information: Sheldon H.
Jacobson, 217-244-7275, email, twitter