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  • The economics of Ebola

    The Conversation - 11/11/2014

    Australia and the United States have already implemented home quarantine orders for at-risk individuals. However, at least one person has refused to comply. If the individual is identified while in a country with low-budget quarantine procedures, they may be around other at-risk individuals, which is certainly not in their interest.

    Individuals are also unlikely to respect any travel ban. Modelling by Northeastern University suggests that a 90% reduction in flights to West Africa would delay the spread by only a few months. Individuals will enter through other countries, meaning they will be harder to track and isolate.

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