Should aid workers returning from West Africa who have been working on Ebola patients be quarantined or not? As we’ve been documenting, for some reason, this issue is up for “debate”. For some real information, check out what Nobel Laureate’s who work on viruses have to say about the matter.
Decisions should be made on evidence, research, and fact… not fear. From the virology blog (based on evidence collected from real virologists):
“Data lead to the conclusion that Ebola virus transmission does not occur during the incubation period. Therefore it is not necessary to quarantine those who might have had contact with Ebola virus infected individuals. Daily reporting of temperature and other vital signs should be sufficient to allow detection of the onset of disease.”