Drexel Study Questions 21-Day Quarantine Period For Ebola
As medical personnel and public health officials are responding to the first reported cases of Ebola Virus in the United States, many of the safety and treatment procedures for treating the virus and preventing its spread are being reexamined. One of the tenets for minimizing the risk of spreading the disease has been a 21-day quarantine period for individuals who might have been exposed to the virus. But a new study by Charles Haas, PhD
, a professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, suggests that 21 days might not be enough to completely prevent spread of the virus.