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ANDERSON – U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks believes health care workers treating patients with the Ebola virus should be quarantined in West Africa. Brooks spoke at the Anderson Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon Tuesday at Anderson Country Club, where she presented Ann Hardacre with a copy of the remarks read into the Congressional Record honoring Hardacre’s late husband, Bill. The Ebola virus is the No. 1 health care and national-security concern, Brooks said.“The health care providers are on the front line,” she said. “This is a disease we were not prepared for. We will get it right.” Brooks, chairman of the subcommittee on emergency preparedness, said she sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supporting a quarantine of health care workers."The CDC should send a letter to all airlines not to allow those workers to board. It should be a no-travel policy,” she said. “I prefer there be a quarantine in West Africa.”If health care workers and members of the military exposed to the Ebola virus return to the United States, they should be placed in quarantine for 21 days, she said. Brooks said officials are still learning about the virus and that mistakes have been made.
2. How did Ebola make its way to the United States?
3. How many confirmed cases have been in the United States?
4. How quickly do symptoms begin to show?
5. Can Ebola be transmitted through touch?