Ebola fears spur rumors and travel bans in Latin America, Caribbean – CSMonitor.com

Amid growing fears over the spread of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak, several Latin American health ministers will meet Monday in Havana to agree on joint measures to confront the deadly virus that, at last count, has infected 9,216 people and killed 4,555, according to the World Health Organization.The meeting by ministers of the ALBA group of nations, which includes Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, and Ecuador, comes as a growing number of countries in the region are banning travelers from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa, and as members of the U.S. Congress are pressing for similar measures.“Existing law gives the president authority to enact travel restrictions and to suspend visas from Ebola-affected countries,” Florida Republican lawmaker Ron DeSantis tweeted Friday. “Since [the president of the United States] won’t act on travel ban, Congress should return to Washington to vote on legislation mandating precautionary measures.” via – CSMonitor.com


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