i guess my question was this: at what point do the needs of the many....outweigh the needs of the one. oh ya....i'm an original Trekkie :-)
regardless of the "facts" of this case, we have, and will, face similar circumstances in the future. people travel. now they travel faster and farther than they ever have and with fewer restrictions. the EU is basically borderless as far a travel goes. people whos movements were restricted by their countries in the past, are no longer kept from travel.
the CDC handles cases from around the world. they are the "go to" people for everyone when there are cases that need further examination or a solution. they do not take their responsibility lightly....which is not to say that they are infallible.
when the CDC advises or instructs a person about behavior or travel, how much weight should that carry? the weight of the law? or the weight of advice?
in this particular case, this man has an extremely dangerous, if not highly communicable disease. even if the risk of spreading the disease is low, does he have the right to make a choice that may put others at risk when he has other options?