Epidemiologist Calls for Ebola Travel Restrictions

Epidemiologist David Dausey is calling for restrictions to be placed on residents of West Africa ability to travel to the United States. Dausey, a Yale-trained disease expert, is arguing that the disparity between care levels available in West Africa and the United States will understandably encourage well-to-do Africans who suspect they have contracted Ebola virus disease to lie about their exposure history and travel to the US for world class care that will be paid for by the United States government. He refutes the argument being promulgated by the Obama Administration that restricting commercial travel will cause a delay in getting supplies and aid to the affected African areas by suggesting the United States military is more than capable logistically to handle the task. To date only one known case of a traveler who likely surmised that he was infected with subsequent travel to the States has been reported. Thomas Duncan is receiving intensive care and an experimental drug at a Dallas hospital and his family has been moved and lodged at government expense. The post Epidemiologist Calls for Ebola Travel Restrictions appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog.
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