Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Lessons Learned from Quarantine – Sierra Leone and Liberia

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa – Lessons Learned from Quarantine: Sierra Leone and Liberia, 19 March 2015

* Self-imposed quarantine has proved less problematic.
* The timely and reliable delivery of resources (e.g. food/water) and expertise (e.g. contact tracing/safe and dignified burials) is essential to ensure cooperation and deter quarantine violation.
* The communities’ understanding of the benefits of quarantine and its role in stopping the outbreak is essential.
* Coercion is counterproductive.

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