MIT administration takes precautions for Ebola

MIT administration takes precautions for Ebola

In response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic, MIT has reiterated the State Department and Center of Disease Control’s position which advises against travel to and from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.

MIT requires that faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students traveling to any of the these three countries fill out a travel form before departure. An email sent out to the community warned that individuals who contract a fever while in any of the three specified countries will not be allowed to leave those countries, and that medical evacuation is not guaranteed.

MIT asks that anyone who chooses to travel to high-risk areas contact Dr. Howard Heller at MIT Medical both before traveling, and before returning to campus.

There have been four confirmed cases of Ebola in the U.S., and one death.

—Katherine Nazemi