Moroccan health workers team dressed in protective gear screen passengers at the arrivals hall of the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Just how concerned should U.S. employers be about protecting their employees from the Ebola virus? That depends largely upon the industry you’re in – at least for now.

World health authorities are already declaring Ebola a worldwide catastrophe in the making, comparing it to the HIV contagion of three decades ago. Their concern is twofold: no vaccine exists against it, and travelers can (so far) export the virus from one part of the world to another with little chance of detection.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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