RI Dept. of Health no longer monitoring travelers from Liberia for ebola

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Department of Health said it is going to stop calling travelers coming into the state from Liberia to ask about ebola symptoms.

The agency is asking travelers to monitor themselves for 21 days and contact the department if they develop any symptoms.

Back in May the World Health Organization declared Liberia ebola-free. Rhode Island has not yet seen a case of ebola, but the state is home to a many Liberians.

The agency said they will still continue to monitor travelers from Guinea and Sierra Leone for symptoms — for 21 days — until the countries are considered ebola-free.

The department said it will also continue to receive lists of travelers returning from Liberia — and will contact each person one time.

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