Centers for Disease Control announced that they will begin deploying staffers at U.S. airports to check passengers arriving from Wuhan, China for symptoms of a mysterious new and deadly virus.
The more than 100 staffers will be positioned at LAX, New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport.
The last time the CDC did routine passenger health screening was during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, according to Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC's division of global migration and quarantine.
The deployments are set to begin Friday evening.
Two people in China have died from this new virus, officially called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, and some 45 people have become infected. Some have developed pneumonia.
Most of the patients had visited large seafood and animal market, but not all of the patients, indicating a small person-to-person contagion.