Sunday, October 26, 2014

Quarantines could discourage health workers: Dr.Fauci, NIH Director

Dr.Anthony Fauci, NIH Director embraces Dallas Nurse
Nina Pham who recovered from Ebola diagnosis after treating Liberian man
NIH Official: Mandatory Quarantines Have Negative Consequences

"The best way to protect us is to stop the epidemic in Africa, and we need those health care workers so we do not want to put them in a position where it makes it very, very uncomfortable for them to even volunteer to go." he said.

He said active and direct monitoring can accomplish the same thing as a quarantine because people infected with Ebola do not become contagious until they start showing symptoms. Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.

New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed mandatory quarantines after Dr. Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who treated patients in Guinea, was diagnosed with Ebola last Thursday. The doctor, who is now in isolation at New York's Bellevue Hospital, had been on the subway, went bowling and to a park and restaurant before showing symptom

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