Despite current CDC and WHO guidelines on the quarantine of potential exposure to Ebola being 21 days, the incubation period could actually be longer. This could mean that many people who are beyond that 21 day quarantine period and now out and about could still be contagious. As more information comes out, I will continue to post the latest news on this subject.
As reported by CBS News a new Drexel study concludes that a 21 day quarantine for Ebola exposure may not be enough:
“…From 0.1 to 12% of the time, an individual case will have a greater incubation time than 21 days,” Haas concludes.
The current WHO guidance on quarantining people for Ebola is 21 days, which is based on the supposed 2-21 day incubation period; however, Haas suggests a broader look at the risk factors and the costs and benefits when setting a quarantine standard.