WHO doctor warns of future Ebola outbreaks if drastic changes aren't made to check travelers

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Dr. Aileen Marty

Dr. Aileen Marty


Daily Mail: A World Health Organization doctor who spent 31 days in Nigeria says its no surprise that someone has finally been diagnosed with Ebola on US soil, and that more cases will follow if drastic changes aren’t made.
Dr. Aileen Marty was worried specifically about the lax standards for checking people on entry to the US, illustrating the point with a story about her return to the country through Miami International Airport. “I get to the kiosk…mark the fact that I’ve been to Nigeria and nobody cares, nobody stopped me,” she said.
Marty recounted her experiences in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos. “Not a single test?” Ramos asked. “Nothing,” she said.
Ramos could get her wish soon. The White House has announced additional screening measures would be put in place to check passengers entering the US from countries hit by Ebola.
Five of the country’s major airports will be the first to implement the new measures, including JFK Airport, Liberty International Airport in Newark, Dulles, O’Hare, and Hartsfield-Jackson International.
“If we don’t change our entry method and this outbreak continues to get completely out of control, it’s likely to be seen in other countries,” Marty said.
She said the real tragedy of the outbreak is that no one detected when it first started in December of 2013 then spread out from “that little zone” until it was “way too late.”
Meanwhile, a man who traveled recently to West Africa is reportedly being isolated for Ebola-like symptoms in Braintree, Massachusetts. And a woman who is 7 months pregnant woman walked out of the same hospital (Harvard Vanguard) where that patient is. She was told to take shower and check for fever. She was also told to “go home and shower, clean cars with disinfecting wipes and check for fever for 21 days.”
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0 responses to “WHO doctor warns of future Ebola outbreaks if drastic changes aren't made to check travelers

  1. Why does this remind me of the CDC director?

     
  2. “Clean cars with disinfecting wipes” …. OK, I have to think about this one!

     

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