Passengers who arrive in California from an Ebola-stricken West African country and have had contact with an infected patient will face a 21-day quarantine, state health officials said Wednesday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revised their states’ policies for quarantining health care workers returning from West Africa. That comes after a nurse in Newark threatened a lawsuit for being confined for three days without symptoms. Meanwhile, the CDC offered its own recommendations for medical workers who have direct contact with Ebola. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
The Ebola virus’s arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation – Mali – renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order. Continue reading
John Moore, a photographer with Getty Images, has been documenting the outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia. He witnessed a weekend attack on a quarantine center. He talks to Jeffrey Brown about what he observed, as well as how the disease is affecting Liberians and how he is protecting himself during his work. Continue reading
On March 7, the New York City Department of Health issued a warning about an outbreak of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx and urged all New Yorkers to make sure they are vaccinated against measles. Canadian officials joined the call for vaccination on March 14, after five new measles cases were confirmed in British Columbia. Continue reading
President Obama urged calm in the face of the widening swine flu outbreak, as dozens of cases of swine flu were reported in the United States. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano describes the government’s response. Continue reading