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Preparing for Ebola
Preparing for Ebola

The policy announced yesterday by Gov. Martin O’Malley, health secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein and the state’s major hospitals doesn’t call for barring entry to travelers from the affected region, nor does it mandate locking up health care workers in hastily improvised quarantine centers when they return to this country after treating patients there. Instead, the state is planning a measured response to Ebola that, if properly carried out, should effectively contain the threat while quelling public fears surrounding the disease. The state’s response is based on the best available evidence about how Ebola is spread and who is at greatest risk for contracting the...