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Quarantine is the most effective agent against transmission of any infectious disease. That has not changed. The best remedy for this Ebola epidemic is isolating the disease. What I expected to hear, and have not heard, from the CDC is a program, or steps designed to identify the root cause of the disease in Liberia, one of the countries hardest hit by this epidemic. Disease is such that environmental factors play a major role in contraction, and transmission. For example, you cannot contract jungle rot in the Sahara desert, because the conditions necessary to propagate the disease do not exist in dry, arid climates. Isolating and identifying the root cause of the epidemic should be the main focus of any disease control operation. Cultural environments can either propel, or control the spread of infection. Whether it's water contamination, structural deficiencies in diet, or inefficient health practices, all should be looked at to identify what limits the spread of this overly infections pathogen. Communicating those findings to the public will help limit panic, enabling ordinary civilians to better secure their own health, and social well being.