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With Ebola, it's better to screen outbound flights, study suggests
With Ebola, it's better to screen outbound flights, study suggests

The deceased Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan is unlikely to be the last person to carry the Ebola virus out of one of three West African countries, a new study suggests. Given current infection rates in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, a team of Canadian infectious disease specialists estimates that as many as three passengers a month are likely to board international flights from one of the three countries. But the research concludes that screening air travelers in a bid to block the virus' export would be far more effective if conducted in airports inside the three stricken countries than screening done in arrival destinations such as the United States. The analysis, published online...

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