The possibility that a now-deceased Ebola patient could have spread the virus to fellow travelers as he waited in a Virginia airport has prompted several state lawmakers to ask Governor McAuliffe to use his authority to impose travel restrictions on Dulles Airport.
But the state’s Health Commissioner cautions against overkill … and says Virginia's health professionals are doing everything they can to keep the situation under control.
When it comes to a disease as frightening as Ebola, it may be comforting to know teams of scientists are working to understand possible future scenarios: How the virus might spread, and how that could be best stopped.
Scientists from a dozen universities have been tasked by the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health to model possible future scenarios for the path of the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa. The group is known as MIDAS for Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study.