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CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers
CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers

The federal government announced new guidelines Monday for monitoring healthcare workers returning from West Africa that are far less restrictive than the quarantines that some states put in place for aid workers at risk of contracting Ebola. The guidelines call for medical workers at high risk to isolate themselves and those at lower risk to regularly report their temperature to local health officials to see whether symptoms of the virus develop. They are merely suggested practices for state and local officials, who may quarantine as they see fit. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emphasized that the new monitoring was based “on...

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