In recent polling, a full 75 percent of physicians favor a travel ban from West Africa until the Ebola outbreak is better controlled.
The Sermo Physician Poll asked, “Do you believe all travel from West Africa should be halted to the US?”
- 75% Yes
- 25% No
With a total of 1,312 votes taken from October 3rd through October 10th, 2014.
Stopping Travel from West Africa
While 75 percent of physicians supported the ban, many wanted an exception for humanitarian aid. James Wilson, MD, Vice President of Ascel Bio and an infectious disease forecaster said, “We still need to get supplies, medical aid, and health care workers into the hot zones to help prevent the spread of the disease. We need to treat the people who need it most to prevent the virus from going global.”
Wilson also noted travelers from West Africa are actively…
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