Rajendra Kapila, infectious disease physician, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Janet Golden, medical historian, Rutgers University-Camden
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international public health emergency to contain the spread of Ebola and warn people about its seriousness. Government workers at Newark Liberty, JFK and three other airports are on alert in case travelers from West Africa show signs of illness and need to be quarantined. Health officials and hospitals have established detailed protocols for handling possible cases. These Rutgers experts discuss how concerned Americans should be about a potential outbreak in this country.