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California docs go to Liberia, regardless of new quarantine order




A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading 'Ebola' in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.
A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading 'Ebola' in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.
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On Wednesday, California's top health officer ordered a 21-day quarantine for all returning medical workers and travelers who have had contact with a confirmed case of Ebola in West Africa. Those who disobey the restrictions may possibly face fines and imprisonment. Despite this, a number of California doctors have decided to travel to the region to help in the fight against the virus.

Dr. Phuoc Le is one of them.

He's a physician and global health expert from UC San Francisco and joins Alex Cohen on the program.