Ebola Virus Disease Newark Liberty Airport, along with JFK International in NYC, and Washington-Dulles, Atlanta-Hartsfield and Chicago-O’Hare have been singled out for enhanced ebola screening because they normally handle 94 percent of the 150 passengers a day that fly to the United States from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, reports NJ.com.

The added restriction was announced yesterday by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, a Montclair resident, who said it was intended to close that 6 percent gap.

An airline passenger who landed in Newark on yesterday afternoon after spending time in Liberia was brought to University Hospital for evaluation for possible symptoms and exposure to the ebola virus disease.

The Liberian national, who was held briefly in the customs area at Terminal C and separated from other travelers on the flight, was singled out for screening by agents because of his recent travel to Liberia, and he was found to have a fever, NBC 4 New York reported.