Ebola outbreak-quarantine policy makes controversy

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Added On October 27, 2014

Now on the Ebola outbreak.
 
In the United Sates, the White House has told states that have imposed mandatory quarantines for some travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the policy could impede the fight against the disease.
 
This comes after the first American health worker isolated under the new quarantine order says she will sue.
 
Kaci Hickox is placed in 21-day quarantine in a New Jersey hospital after returning from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.
 
She has tested negative twice for the virus and does not have symptoms.
 
Her attorney said on Sunday that she will contest her quarantine in court, arguing the order violates her constitutional rights.
 
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, at a news conference, did not directly criticize the quarantine policy but took issue with how Hickox had been treated.
 
New Jersey and New York are imposing quarantines on anyone arriving with a high risk of having contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Illinois and Florida said they were taking similar steps.
 
The White House has voiced its concern to the governors of New York and New Jersey about the potential impact of quarantine orders, saying the policy might discourage volunteers from going to the hot zone.  
 
The new rules were imposed a day after a New York doctor, Craig Spencer, was diagnosed with Ebola after he returned from treating patients in Guinea.
 
He appears slightly improved but remains in serious but stable condition.