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A THREE WEEK QUARENTINE BEFORE LEAVING THESE COUNTRIES WOULD PROTECT THE REST OF THE WORLD -- NOT ONLY FROM THE DISEASE -- BUT FROM THE INFECTION OF FEAR. WORLDWIDE EFFORTS WOULD CREATE AN EXIT CENTER THAT ALLOWS FOR INDIRECT PARTICIPATION.

An "exit center" near the airport would be constructed for health care workers. It would allow/require workers to participate in the ebola effort via INDIRECT contact for 3 weeks. It could also include psychological trauma debriefing groups as well as brainstorming groups to solve "on the ground problems" that the workers face. Here they could participate by helping assemble "chance buckets" or sending advise via technology. How would we construct this center? A challenge to the worlds best hotel chains for creating the structure. A challenge to mental health groups for guidance in trauma debriefing. A challenge to our best worldwide IT companies for a useful communication system, etc.

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After reading about how Nigeria managed to get the virus under control, I am all the more convinced by this idea. A major part of their success was due to the fact that they put everyone who had been in contact with someone infected into quarantine for 21 days, checking them daily for any symptoms. This is a great idea!

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