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Caribbean governments missing the plot with Ebola travel bans

FEATURED ARTICLE — With New York recording its first Ebola case, Caribbean travel bans on West African states are failing to stand up to logical scrutiny. Affecting only a minority of the region's existing travellers, the bans ignore traditional source markets and provide only the veneer of a robust public health response to dealing with Ebola at home.

If policy-makers’ intentions are to eliminate the possibility of even a single Ebola case being imported into the Caribbean on the premise that health systems cannot accommodate even one such event, there is a larger, more-terrifying regional crisis to address.


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