U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard

November 25, 2014 8:36 PM

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U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard

BOSTON (Reuters) - Moves by some U.S. states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University.

Ebola has killed more than 5,450 people in West Africa since March in the disease's worst outbreak on record, striking hardest in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, which are among the world's least developed countries.

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