There isn’t any sensible option to determine or display screen for who’s contaminated with Zika and probably able to transmitting an infection. Most infections are asymptomatic and there’s no speedy diagnostic take a look at.
In addition, every little thing we all know suggests the risk to the US will not be giant. Based on expertise with different viruses, like dengue and chikungunya, which might be transmitted by the identical mosquito vectors and have reached the US after giant scale epidemics expanded globally, the chance for ongoing transmission or giant outbreaks within the US is considered low. (In a lot of the nation together with the Pacific Northwest, we don’t have the kind of mosquitoes that transmit Zika, dengue and chikungunya.) In distinction, the variety of individuals touring to and from Zika-affected areas can be extraordinarily giant and enter the US at many factors, making implementation of quarantine unrealistic even when it was probably helpful.
And, it’s possible that Zika, as dengue and chickungunya viruses have finished, will turn out to be established in a lot of the world, that means that quarantine would have to be continued on an ongoing foundation.