Federal Officials Cast Doubt on Ebola Travel Ban

October 6, 2014 6:40 PM

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Federal Officials Cast Doubt on Ebola Travel Ban

Top government health officials say they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

The idea of a ban gained currency this past week after the nation's first case was diagnosed in Dallas. Proponents have argued that it would help ensure public safety.

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