To quarantine or not to quarantine?: Doctors weigh in on ‘sledgehammer’ tactic
NBC News - 10/27/2014
An international team of researchers including Alessandro Vespignani of Boston’s Northeastern University made a computer model showing that trying to block travelers form Ebola-affected countries would be futile. “Traffic reductions are shown to delay by only a few weeks the risk that the outbreak extends to new countries,” they wrote in the journal Eurosurveillance.
New CDC guidelines recognize this, allowing for state health officials toexercise best judgment about giving people some freedom while keeping an eye out for symptoms.