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Thomas Freiden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says there’s no reason to restrict flights from West Africa to the United States, because it wouldn’t stop the spread of Ebola.
“The only way we’re going to get to zero risk is by stopping the outbreak at the source. That’s the only way we’ll do that,” Frieden told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday.
“There are things we’re doing and can do to reduce that risk, like checking temperatures — this individual (the Liberian in Dallas) wasn’t infectious while they were traveling — but we know that as long as the outbreak smolders in Africa, as long as it’s in Africa, we’re potentially at risk, because even if we tried to close the border, it wouldn’t work.