Department News

2015-02-25

UCLA Professor Jamie Lloyd-Smith and Postdoc Katie Gostic Featured in UCLA Newsroom - AIrport Screening for Viruses Misses Half of Infected Travelers but Can be Improved

[Jennifer Mitchell | February 24, 2015] In the past decade, the H1N1 virus and Ebola are just two of the diseases whose spread was spurred by international airline travel. Screening passengers at airports, therefore, could be one key method for slowing the global spread of infectious diseases.

And although a team lead by UCLA researchers has found that airport screening misses at least half of infected travelers, the scientists say that rate could be improved. Their research was published in eLife, a highly regarded open-access online science journal. Read More