Should We Ban Flights From Countries With Ebola Outbreaks?

October 5, 2014 4:06 AM

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Should We Ban Flights From Countries With Ebola Outbreaks?

Early last week, about as soon as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it had learned that a man in Texas had been infected with the Ebola virus after having travelled in Liberia, people started suggesting that maybe the U.S. should ban people from flying here from West Africa.

Atul Gawande wrote on Friday about the failure of communication at Texas Health Presbyterian, the hospital that treated the patient but discharged him, at first, with a diagnosis of gastroenteritis; he also outlined the well-established procedures that hospitals and public-health workers should use ...

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