U.S. colleges screen students from West Africa for Ebola

Dr Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois, where extra health checks will be carried out on students arriving to study from West Africa, where the deadly Ebola virus is spreading

Students from West Africa arriving in the U.S. to study could be subject to extra health checks in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

College administrators are keen to insulate their campuses from the worst outbreak of the disease in history, which has claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people so far.

The virus is continuing to spread in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria and with the expected arrival of thousands of students from these countries, authorities are on alert…