Ottawa -Passengers arriving from west African countries affected by the Ebola epidemic must go through tightened controls at Canadian airports, the health minister Rona Ambrose said Wednesday.
"Canada's preparedness is high," Ambrose said.
"The government will be taking the additional step of doing targeted temperature screens."
Ambrose did not specify when or where the controls would go into effect or which countries would be targeted.
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Canada is preparing to take similar measures to the United States, which on Wednesday announced that stricter airport screenings would be implemented at five major airports.
The move follows the death in Texas of an Ebola patient who contracted the disease in Liberia.
The US airports implementing the measures are John F. Kennedy International in New York, Washington Dulles International, Chicago O'Hare International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Newark Liberty International in New Jersey.
The Ebola outbreak is the most serious since the disease was identified in 1976 and so far it has killed 3,865 people in 8,033 cases, according to the World Health Organization.