- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Sen. Mark Pryor says that rather than pointing fingers about what has gone wrong in the nation’s Ebola response, the country should work together to keep the virus from spreading.

At a news conference in his Senate office Friday, Pryor suggested travel restrictions for non-citizens who have visited three west Africa countries recently. He also wants the nation to consider quarantines and improve the sharing of information among health officials.

State Health Director Dr. Nate Smith said Arkansas currently has no potential Ebola cases under consideration. He said hospitals and doctors have boosted preparedness since an Ebola case popped up in Dallas.

Pryor’s opponent in this year’s Senate race, Rep. Tom Cotton, has called for a ban on flights from impacted countries.


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