Two Yale researchers helping in the fight against Ebola in Liberia have safety returned home; however, the University is no longer asking the two to sequester themselves for 21 days. It's unnecessary, according to Yale University.
Originally, the Yale Daily News reported the two agreed to isolate themselves for three weeks to ensure the safety of students and staff, but after careful consideration and after speaking with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University concluded that was too extreme and rather the two will take some time to recover from their travels.
The two researchers are part of the Yale School of Public Health. They arrived in Liberia last month and were helping to combat the Ebola epidemic by setting up a computer system for the Liberian Ministry of Health to monitor the disease.
The two did not come into contact with anyone who had the disease or any healthcare personnel who were treating Ebola patients.
According to Yale University the students will be in close contact with medical personnel and follow CDC recommendations which includes monitoring for signs and symptoms of Ebola for three weeks.
It's unknown exactly when the researchers will return back to their studies but they have requested privacy as they return to their normal lives.