The fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan will be released from quarantine today. However, the CDC mandated 21-day quarantine period Louise Troh along with her son and two nephews endured is only half of the recommended period.
The World Health Organization states, “Recent studies conducted in West Africa have demonstrated that 95% of confirmed cases have an incubation period in the range of 1 to 21 days; 98% have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42 day interval. WHO is therefore confident that detection of no new cases, with active surveillance in place, throughout this 42-day period means that an Ebola outbreak is indeed over.”
The CDC will also release 43 people held under quarantine that had contact with Duncan while he was symptomatic.