Saturday, October 25, 2014
Automatic Quarantine For Ebola Medics Returning From Ebola Affected Regions In New York And New Jersey.
The states of New York and New Jersey, will as a matter of policy, now
require any health worker coming from ebola worst hit areas to be quarantined.This decision was reached by health authorities following the recent case of Dr. Craig Spencer,33, who contracted the virus while working with the Doctors without Borders in Guinea.
Dr. Spencer was checked at the boarder and declared safe but came down with the classic symptoms of the virus and then notified health authorities in New York. The Dr. rode the subway and went bowling days before he started showing symptoms. Hours after the announcement of the policy, a nurse who had come in from one of the affected regions into the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was isolated with a fever.
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