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Environmental Law News

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014

By Angela P. Krahulik, Ice Miller LLP

Everyone, everywhere is talking about Ebola. One important consideration, as recently stressed by the New England Journal of Medicine in its opposition to states demanding quarantine of returning Ebola healthcare workers, is addressing the source of the disease in West Africa. This opinion piece from The New York Times discusses just that -- and how environmentalism can help stop the spread of the deadly virus. By discouraging consumption of "bush meat" and limiting deforestation and other resource taking in West Africa, we can decrease human contact with the animal disease hosts. The author postulates that these environmental controls are necessary to contain the outbreak.

This post was written by Angela P. Krahulik, Ice Miller LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Environmental Law Section page, please email Mary Kay Price at


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