Out of (West) Africa-Who Lost in the End?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/344031
Title:
Out of (West) Africa-Who Lost in the End?
Authors:
Olliaro, Piero; Lasry, Estrella; Tiffany, Amanda
Journal:
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
On October 29, 2014, 4 days before the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) to be held in New Orleans, LA, meeting registrants received an e-mail letter from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals stating "we have requested that any individuals that will be traveling to Louisiana following a trip to the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone or have had contact with an Ebola-infected individual remain in a self-quarantine for the 21 days following their relevant travel history…we see no use in you traveling to New Orleans to simply be confined to your room." This communication made it clear that those recently in countries experiencing the 2014 Ebola epidemic would not be able to participate in the meeting. The ASTMH sent their own communication stating that the Society did not agree with the State's policy, but had no choice but to abide. However inconvenient and upsetting this decision might have been, what really matters transcends the mere disturbance of long-planned schedules. More broadly, we lost on five levels.
Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue Date:
15-Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/344031
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.14-0753
PubMed ID:
25510720
Additional Links:
http://www.ajtmh.org
Language:
en
ISSN:
1476-1645
Appears in Collections:
Health Politics

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOlliaro, Pieroen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLasry, Estrellaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTiffany, Amandaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-01T15:13:47Z-
dc.date.available2015-02-01T15:13:47Z-
dc.date.issued2014-12-15-
dc.identifier.citationOut of (West) Africa-Who Lost in the End? 2014: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1476-1645-
dc.identifier.pmid25510720-
dc.identifier.doi10.4269/ajtmh.14-0753-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/344031-
dc.description.abstractOn October 29, 2014, 4 days before the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) to be held in New Orleans, LA, meeting registrants received an e-mail letter from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals stating "we have requested that any individuals that will be traveling to Louisiana following a trip to the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone or have had contact with an Ebola-infected individual remain in a self-quarantine for the 21 days following their relevant travel history…we see no use in you traveling to New Orleans to simply be confined to your room." This communication made it clear that those recently in countries experiencing the 2014 Ebola epidemic would not be able to participate in the meeting. The ASTMH sent their own communication stating that the Society did not agree with the State's policy, but had no choice but to abide. However inconvenient and upsetting this decision might have been, what really matters transcends the mere disturbance of long-planned schedules. More broadly, we lost on five levels.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ajtmh.orgen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_GB
dc.titleOut of (West) Africa-Who Lost in the End?en
dc.identifier.journalThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_GB

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