In a world filled with limitless transportation and billions of people, officials have started to get real about the future of Ebola and make plans to control airflow out of West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new monitoring measures for people arriving in the U.S. from the three countries dealing with Ebola outbreaks, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Travellers from those countries will be monitored for 21 days, the CDC has reported that 21 days is the period of time during which someone affected with Ebola will start to show symptoms. The World Health Organization’s latest Ebola situation report says as of the end of Oct. 19, Ebola has caused 4,877 deaths.
Contributor: Phoebe Roe