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Peace Corps pulls volunteers
over Ebola outbreak

USA Today, by Kim Hjelmgaard & Doug Stanglin

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/30/2014 7:11:25 PM

The Peace Corps announced Wednesday that it was temporarily withdrawing its 340 volunteers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone after two workers were exposed to the Ebola virus. A spokeswoman told CNN and CBS News that the pair were being isolated after coming in contact with an infected patient who later died. The two have not exhibited symptoms, however, and will be sent back the United States after doctors clear them. The Peace Corps did not indicate when the volunteers might return to West Africa, where the growing outbreak is centered. "The agency has been and will continue to closely

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/30/2014 7:19:54 PM     (No. 9946983)

A good health measure.

We should also remember that the "outsider" will automatically be blamed when something goes mysteriously wrong in a tribal society.

And in some more developed societies too.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 7/30/2014 7:30:54 PM     (No. 9946998)

Let´s hope they get a full medical screening before getting on the plane home.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mamafrog, 7/30/2014 8:20:27 PM     (No. 9947058)

Lets hope they are quarantined for a month when they come home - give them computers, plenty of food, pay them their salary and keep them isolated. Consider it part of their Peace Corps service.

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