Letters: ‘Vigilance is key’

I was pleasantly surprised when the border patrol asked us if we had been in Africa recently.

Editor, The News:

Coming back to Canada, after shopping in Washington, I was pleasantly surprised when the border patrol asked us if we had been in Africa recently.

Vigilance is an important part of our efforts to contain this lethal disease.

However, after thinking it over, I realized that the guard could have easily found that information on the pages of the passport as visas are needed to enter the continent.

When we are faced with a worrying phenomenon such as the threat of a deadly disease as ebola jumping the continents, strict adherence to comprehensive safety measures must be observed by everyone.

We are all responsible.

Nita Spittel

Maple Ridge