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Rep. Blackburn: Ebola-Afflicted Nations Should Be Isolated

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 05:36 PM

Ebola-afflicted nations should be required to quarantine those who want to travel outside the country — before they leave, Rep. Marsha Blackburn says.

"All the experts tell us the only way to get this under control is to isolate Ebola," Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"The best place to isolate it is in West Africa. So therefore, what we should do is be requiring the Liberian government to start to quarantine people who want to leave the country.

"We should participate in that and require people to be quarantined for 21 days and found free of Ebola before they exit the affected area and then they're free to go wherever they want to go."

Blackburn, vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, believes the U.S. has a double standard in its Ebola protocol — quarantining military personnel who've been exposed to the deadly virus, but not civilians.

"Their mission is to build hospitals and train Liberian doctors, nurses and medical technicians so that they know how to treat the disease," Blackburn said.

"We are very concerned these troops have not been given an exit date, a termination date of this mission and we're going to be watching it very, very, very closely."

"The military is the only federal agency that was strong enough to respond to this. You have seen the CDC, NIH, and HHS prove themselves incapable of responding. They are so bureaucratic."

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