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Disorder among states' Ebola strategies raises worries
Disorder among states' Ebola strategies raises worries

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on dealing with travelers from Ebola-stricken regions Monday, but its lack of firm rules left a patchwork of state-by-state strategies that include mandatory quarantines for some travelers. The different rules among states, and the CDC's recommendation of looser monitoring than what is being carried out in several states, highlight what some public health experts said was the problem with the current system. States not only have the leading role in devising policies to quarantine or isolate people with infectious diseases, they also control the enforcement, said Lawrence Gostin, a public health expert at...

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