NY, NJ Enforce Mandatory Quarantines

The case of the Doctors Without Borders physician who unwittingly brought Ebola to New York City seems to have motivated the governors of New York and New Jersey to enforce mandatory quarantines for all travelers who had contact with Ebola-infected people and who are arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. “We believe it’s appropriate to increase the current screening procedures from people coming from affected countries from the current [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening procedures],” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday afternoon. “We believe it within the State of New York and the State of New Jersey’s legal rights.” Those with lower risks of exposure—those who have not had direct contact with Ebola patients—will be monitored for temperature and symptoms.