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Answering Key Questions from Today's #MTPSummit on Ebola

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HOW BIG A THREAT IS EBOLA TO AMERICANS?

Ebola is not a big threat to Americans, said the Council on Foreign Relations’ Laurie Garrett. She explained that the larger Ebola problem is in West Africa.

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO ERADICATE EBOLA IN AFRICA?

Anthony Banbury, head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, said health care workers are desperately needed in West Africa. Dr. Gabe Kelen, professor and chair of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University, said U.S. involvement in Ebola outbreak in West Africa should help the situation improve.

SHOULD THERE BE A TRAVEL BAN FROM AFFECTED COUNTRIES?

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said he supports suspending visas for people coming from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Meanwhile, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said he wants to hear from medical experts on a travel ban. Garrett said a travel ban would make it hard for volunteers to help.

ARE AMERICANS WORRIED UNNECESSARILY?

Americans do not need to worry about Ebola patients going out in public, said Dr. Kelen from Johns Hopkins.

- Dale Armbruster, Shaquille Brewster, Dan Cooney, Shawna Thomas and Chandler Schlegel contributed to this report

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