Louisiana state officials wants scientists and medical researchers who have dealt with Ebola patients not to come to the state’s annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference next week in New Orleans.
In a letter to the organization, reported by Bloomberg News, the heads of Louisiana’s health and homeland security departments effectively disinvited those who have recently cared for Ebola patients.
“In Louisiana, we love to welcome visitors, but we must balance that hospitality with the protection of Louisiana residents and other visitors,” the officials said. “We regret that some of our attendees may be affected by the state’s travel advisory and we request your cooperation.”
The letter came after Louisiana banned individuals from using public transportation if they have treated Ebola patients within the last 21 days.