At Least 10 Blocked From Louisiana Medical Conference Over Ebola Warning
By Jonathan Kaminsky
NEW ORLEANS, Nov 3 (Reuters) – A healthcare worker in Liberia is among those staying away from a tropical medicine conference in New Orleans after the state of Louisiana warned of quarantining attendees potentially exposed to Ebola, Doctors Without Borders said on Monday.
Amanda Tiffany, an epidemiologist with the humanitarian aid group, was one of at least 10 people blocked from attending the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) on threat of quarantine, conference officials said, adding that they oppose the policy.
“Unfortunately my colleague, Amanda Tiffany, was not allowed to travel to ASTMH due to fear of quarantine upon arrival,” said Carrie Teicher, a doctor with Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name, Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF, speaking at the conference. —> Read More Here