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January 5, 2015
Paper assesses potential for dissemination of Ebola virus via air travel

Bogoch et al have published a paper in The Lancet, Assessment of the potential for international dissemination of Ebola virus via commercial air travel during the 2014 west African outbreak, which concludes that decision makers must carefully balance the potential harms from travel restrictions imposed on countries that have Ebola virus activity against any potential reductions in risk from Ebola virus importations.

The paper finds that exit screening of travellers at airports in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone would be the most efficient frontier at which to assess the health status of travellers at risk of Ebola virus exposure, however, this intervention might require international support to implement effectively.