Printable Page Headline News   Return to Menu - Page 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 13
 
 
NY, NJ Issue Stronger Ebola Quarantine 10/25 08:31

   The governors of New Jersey and New York have issued a mandatory quarantine 
for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.

   NEW YORK (AP) -- The governors of New Jersey and New York have issued a 
mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected 
patients in West Africa.

   New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo say a health 
care worker who had contact with Ebola patients in Africa already has been 
quarantined after landing at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey on Friday. 
Health officials say she later developed a fever but tested negative for Ebola 
in a preliminary test.

   Any person traveling from the three hard-hit West African nations who had 
contact with infected or possibly infected people will be quarantined for 21 
days. This includes doctors.

   It will be coordinated with local health departments.

   ***

   Woman Quarantined in NJ Tests Negative for Ebola

   TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at 
Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for 
Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.

   The New Jersey Department of Health says the woman remains in isolation at 
University Hospital in Newark on Saturday. She is a health care worker who 
returned from West Africa, where she had contact with Ebola patients. She 
showed no symptoms of the virus when she arrived Friday.

   The woman became the first traveler quarantined under an Ebola watch in New 
Jersey and New York. She later developed a fever.

   New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier Friday 
announced a mandatory 21-day quarantine of medical workers and other airline 
passengers who have had contact with Ebola victims.


(KA)


 
 
Copyright DTN. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.
Powered By DTN