Should America be testing travelers who enter the country from Ebola-stricken regions? That's the opinion of Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, a Board Certified internal medicine professional and frequent contributor to CNN, NBC's TODAY Show, Fox News and The Doctors.
On this week's "Pure Opelka" heard on TheBlaze Radio, Dr. Rodriguez addressed the latest news about the virus. During the segment, the host reminded "Dr. Jorge" that America used to give a cursory health scan to people entering the country from overseas. And, when asked if this policy should be reinstated, especially for travelers coming from Ebola-stricken regions, the doctor agreed, stating, "I've been advocating that for a couple of months now…and not just in immigration, but in commuter flights."
Listen to the segment, starting at the 6:00 mark.
The Ebola virus is not slowing down. In fact, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN), the number of Ebola cases is doubling every three weeks.
President Obama announced on Tuesday that he is sending 3,000 American troops to areas struggle to contain the outbreak. On Thursday, the United Nations Security Council met to discuss the global implications of the Ebola virus. This was only the third time in the history of the United Nations that a meeting of the Security Council was called to discuss a health crisis.
UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon shared some disturbing information about the outbreak, including the fact that confirmed cases of Ebola in Liberia will soon number more than the total known cases of the disease in the last four decades.
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