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A Tennessee doctor who placed himself in quarantine after volunteering in West Africa, where the Ebola virus is rampant, says he's "feeling well" and showing no sign of symptoms. Alan Jamison, a retired pediatrician, returned home to Morristown, Tenn., after he was evacuated from Liberia by the aid group he was volunteering for -- working at the same hospital as Dr. Kent Brantly, an American now fighting the deadly virus.
originally posted by: Dimithae
Okay, I'm glad the CDC is on this and protecting us from a pandemic.Because I've never heard of quarantining people in their homes.
Now it sounds like hey, no problem. He just can't let anyone in the house right? Well what if someone breaks in his house? The CDC just lost all control of the situation. Why would you not put him in a hospital where he can be monitored and cared for,till he was not a carrier anymore? I think they are trying to give it to us. I'm sorry but I have never heard of such lackadaisical quarantine procedures. Not with something this deadly. We can say they are ignorant in Africa and thats why its spreading there,but what about what the CDC is doing here?
In the United States , where there was limited transmission of SARS-CoV during the 2003 SARS outbreak, neither individual nor population-based quarantine of contacts was recommended. CDC advised persons who were exposed but not symptomatic to monitor themselves for symptoms and advised home isolation and medical evaluation if symptoms appeared.