When their is a global infectious disease outbreak, one action governments take is traveler screenings–we saw it during the 2014 Ebola outbreak and we are seeing it with the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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So, how effective are traveler screenings?

My guest today addresses this issue in a recent study published in eLife.

Joining me is Katelyn Gostic, PhD. Dr Gostic is with the Dept. of Ecology & Evolution at the University of Chicago and the lead author of the study.

Show notes: Estimated effectiveness of symptom and risk screening to prevent the spread of COVID-19



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