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Maine judge orders Ebola quarantine for nurse

By New York Times  |  October 31, 2014

The State of Maine has issued a court-ordered quarantine, requiring a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa to stay in her hometown, avoid public transit and businesses, and remain at least three feet away from others when outdoors.

Louisiana to top Ebola researchers: Stay away

By Bloomberg  |  October 30, 2014

The state sent a letter to members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which is holding its annual conference in New Orleans next week. If they've recently been to any of the West African countries where the virus has infected more than 13,000 people, they shouldn't attend the...

Would you agree to a 21-day Ebola quarantine?

Would you agree to a 21-day Ebola quarantine?

By John N. Frank  |  October 30, 2014

U.S. healthcare workers who volunteer to join the fight in Africa against Ebola have a new question to ask themselves these days: How would they feel about a 21-day quarantine when they get back home?

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

By Associated Press  |  October 29, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

Bellevue workers face Ebola stigma outside hospital

By New York Times  |  October 29, 2014

As Bellevue Hospital Center goes into its seventh day of treating Dr. Craig Spencer, who had worked with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, some of its employees are feeling stigmatized—a harsh consequence of being the first hospital in the city to deal with an outbreak that has killed about...

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

By Associated Press  |  October 28, 2014

A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

Obama calls for 'prudent' Ebola monitoring, backs CDC plan

Obama calls for 'prudent' Ebola monitoring, backs CDC plan

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 28, 2014

President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to alleviate growing concerns among healthcare workers that traveling to West Africa to help stem the Ebola outbreak at its source will land them under mandatory quarantine when they return.

FDA approves two faster Ebola tests

By Wall Street Journal  |  October 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration authorized use of two new diagnostic tests for Ebola that can produce results in two hours, compared with what can usually take four hours.

CDC introduces new Ebola risk and response levels for travelers

CDC introduces new Ebola risk and response levels for travelers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 27, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday issued new guidance for travelers returning to the U.S. from West Africa amid criticism over the measures some states have taken in implementing mandatory quarantines of returning healthcare workers.

New York boy tests negative for Ebola

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 27, 2014

A 5-year-old boy being treated at a New York City hospital after traveling to West Africa has tested negative for the Ebola virus, health officials said Monday.

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