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Rwanda Screens US Citizens for Ebola



In seemingly a way of retaliation, an African country, Rwanda has started screening Spaniards and US citizens for the deadly virus before allowing them to enter the country, Washington Post reports.

A note from the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda's Web site says:

Visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the last 22 days are now required to report their medical condition — regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms of Ebola — by telephone by dialing 114 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the duration of their visit to Rwanda (if less than 21 days), or for the first 21 days of their visit to Rwanda. Rwandan authorities continue to deny entry to visitors who traveled to Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, or Sierra Leone within the past 22 days.

The screening measures have been in place for two days.

Rwanda's decision seems to be the result of a number of Ebola cases in the United States and Spain in recent weeks.

However, there may be an ulterior motive: In New Jersey, two exchange students from Rwanda were recently kept away from school because of the time they had spent in Africa – even though Rwanda is about twice as far away from the Ebola-affected West African states as New Jersey is from Dallas.

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