Many in the United States and Liberia have been calling for a criminal prosecution against a Liberia national, who is in the US with Ebola, for lying in his airport health questionnaire.
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the US, may have infected at least 100 people, according to the authorities. His four close relatives have already been placed under quarantine.
The Liberian authorities were the first to call for the man's prosecution, and are now supported by Matt Salmon, a US Congressman from Arizona.
Duncan was reportedly diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, after flying from Liberia last month. According to a Liberian report, Duncan contracted the disease after helping a sick pregnant woman, who later died of the disease.
Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon told AZ Central that the man should be "made an example of" as part of "extraordinary measures".
Liberian authorities had recently stated they plan to prosecute Duncan, who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire.
"The fact that he knew and left the country is unpardonable, quite frankly," President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told CBC. "I just hope that nobody else gets infected. Fortunately, he's in the United States, where medical care, you know, is very good."
Meanwhile, a 33-year-old American news cameraman, working in Liberia, tested positive for Ebola last week and is to be flown home to the US for treatment, BBC reported. The unnamed cameraman is now the fourth American known to test positive for Ebola, all diagnosed in Liberia.
According to the WHO, 3,330 people have died in the West African countries in what has become the world's worst Ebola outbreak.