Still, I dont think panic is necessary (yet). Ebola is as far as we know only spread by close contact, so I am a little less worried about casual contact, even being in the next seat on a plane with an asymptomatic person or touching a doorknob after them shouldnt be dangerous. What does concern me is the number of close contacts this man had, and theirs, and theirs. Not to mention the fact that I doubt he was the only person on that flight from Liberia, and I know that his was NOT the only flight into America from an affected African country.
Depends on the social culture/economic situation the two patients acted out and lived within while infected before they were isolated. I have a hard time believing that no one else on that plane from Liberia were not infected and are not currently spreading the disease as I type.
It’s seriously bad for Liberians exposed to Ebola right now. Too many are not getting medical care. If I could hop on a plane having been exposed to the disease, knowing if I stay I will die a terrible death, I would try to get to a good place to care for me. I have values, though, so if I knew I would probably infect others in my escape, I’d stay.