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Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical conditions to health authorities upon arrival in Rwanda. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rwanda requires U.S., Spain visitor health reports

Associated Press

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities upon arrival in Rwanda, the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda said Tuesday.

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Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

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Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

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- Associated Press

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Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.