LAKELAND, Florida (CBSMiami/AP) — The state of Florida is taking precautions against the deadly Ebola virus.READ MORE: Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move 1 win from NBA Finals
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering twice daily monitoring for anyone returning from places the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates as affected by Ebola.
Scott signed the order Saturday, giving the Florida Health Department authority to monitor individuals for 21 days.READ MORE: South Florida family knows firsthand effects of nationwide baby formula shortage
Scott said his administration asked the CDC to identify risk levels of returning individuals from specific parts of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone but has not received information.
The governor said in a statement that the health department has already used a CDC web program to identify four individuals who returned to Florida after traveling to areas with Ebola.
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