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How did the 21-day watch list for Ebola symptoms come about?
How did the 21-day watch list for Ebola symptoms come about?

Texas officials have announced that dozens of people completed their 21 days of Ebola monitoring, were clear of symptoms and could return to their normal routines.  But how did this key 21-day marker come about?   “After 21 days of being on this watch list, there is zero chance that any” of the people who were quarantined or monitored “carry the Ebola virus,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told reporters on Monday. “They need love and compassion and acceptance.” Scientists are loathe to use zero chance when speaking of the complicated virus, but there are ranges during which infection is more or less likely. The 21 days is the period...

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