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11/16/2014 05:27 pm ET Updated Jan 16, 2015

U.S. Heightens Ebola Screenings For Travelers From Mali

Nov 16 (Reuters) - The United States will begin enhanced screening for travelers whose trips started in the African nation of Mali, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security said on Sunday.

The CDC recommended adding Mali to the list of countries whose travelers undergo heightened screening because there had been a number of confirmed cases of Ebola there in recent days, the agencies said in a statement. Travelers from Mali will face the same screening as those from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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