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McFadden Renews Call For Ebola Travel Ban

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden is renewing his call for a travel ban from countries being ravaged by Ebola.

McFadden says the fourth confirmed case of the virus in the country -- a New York doctor recently tested positive -- proves the U.S. hasn't done enough to halt Ebola's spread.

Nearly 5,000 people in West Africa have died of Ebola. The White House has expressed concern that a travel ban from those countries would prompt travelers to lie about their origin.

McFadden suggests airports could require travelers to hand over plane tickets showing their point of origin. He says aid workers should be allowed back in the country after a quarantine period.

McFadden is running against Sen. Al Franken, who has said a travel ban should be considered.

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