When the U.S. federal officials ordered to put 179 residents in the Dallas area under public health surveillance last autumn for Ebola, it become a huge task to meet the personal needs of those people for the three weeks that they were quarantined.
Forcing the people to not leave their homes for 21 days was a major problem as events unfolded in the city and the government had to deal with transportation, employment, education, food and many other household issues.
Under the rules of the government, every single individual quarantined was monitored on a daily basis by either the state or local health workers. This involved visiting each person for a temperature reading and checking every one of them for possible Ebola symptoms then followed by a phone call before the end of the day to get another temperature reading.
Over 75% of the local and state workers have reported that the job made them feeling stressed out and they expressed their worry about becoming ill and perhaps infecting the members of their families.