Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they are confident they can stop Ebola. Locally, one way to stop the virus is by watching for any symptoms of travelers who may have started there trip in West Africa.
You may not always see them, but the CDC has people monitoring travelers arriving into the United States. In fact, Miami International Airport is one of 20 ports of entry in the country with a Quarantine Station.
Quarantine officers at MIA respond to reports of illnesses on airplanes, and among other responsibilities they also plan and prepare for emergency response. Florida Governor Rick Scott also believes the state is prepared, saying, "We will remain vigilant in our readiness to combat this disease."
"We have seen a lot of understandable concern because of the deadly nature of Ebola," said CDC Director Tom Frieden.
It's been one week since the first patient with Ebola in the United States was diagnosed in Dallas, Texas. According to a Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spokesperson, Thomas Eric Duncan is now in critical condition. Hazmat crews on Sunday continued to decontaminate the apartment where Duncan was staying.
Officials have identified ten people who appeared to have had contact with Duncan, but so far they haven't shown symptoms. And while 40 others are being monitored daily, the NBC News cameraman who was diagnosed with Ebola left Liberia on specially-equipped plane to a Nebraska Medical Center.