PHL Reminds Residents It Has No Direct Flights From West Africa; Says It Will Continue To Monitor Ebola Situation

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the first case of person-to-person Ebola transmission in the United States, officials at Philadelphia International Airport are trying to quell fears that the virus could make its way to our area via air travel.

On Monday, PHL released a statement that says it "continues to coordinate" with the CDC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to identify travelers arriving in Philadelphia displaying symptoms of illness.

The airport also noted, though, that it does not have any direct flights from West Africa.

"Additionally, PHL is not one of the five U.S. airports designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for additional Ebola screenings," the statement reads. "We will continue to monitor this situation as it develops."

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