U.S. States’ Quarantine Policies For HCWs Returned From Ebola-Hit West Africa Stir Controversy

News outlets report on U.S. state-imposed quarantines for health care workers returning from Ebola-hit West Africa; White House and other federal officials’ reactions to the new state-level policies; a statement from a returned nurse quarantined in New Jersey, who said she plans to sue the state; the history of quarantines in the U.S. and how they could possibly discourage health care personnel from working in West Africa.

The Hill: White House preparing guidelines for returning health care workers (Balluck, 10/26).
MSNBC: Feds mull quarantine for docs who treat Ebola in West Africa (Khimm, 10/24).
Wall Street Journal: White House Pushes Back on State Ebola Quarantines (Nelson et al., 10/27).
Washington Post: New quarantine rules considered for aid workers returning to U.S. from Ebola-stricken region (Berman/Eilperin, 10/24).
The Hill: Power: Ebola doctors are ‘conquering heroes’ (Devaney, 10/26).
Reuters: Top U.S. health official warns of risks from Ebola quarantines (Miedema/Allen, 10/26).

Agence France-Presse: New York state backtracks on Ebola rules after nurse quarantine row (Stebbings, 10/27).
The Atlantic: Christie Has ‘No Second Thoughts’ About Mandatory Ebola Quarantine (McDuffee, 10/26).
Financial Times: Cuomo backs down on N.Y. Ebola orders (Jopson, 10/27).
New York Times: Under Pressure, Cuomo Says Ebola Quarantines Can Be Spent at Home (Flegenheimer et al., 10/26).
Reuters: States stand firm on Ebola quarantines despite White House pressure (Ax/Wolfhurst, 10/27).
Washington Post: New York revises controversial policy on Ebola quarantines amid pressure (Kang, 10/26).

The Hill: Quarantined nurse slams ‘frightening’ treatment (Byrnes/Devaney, 10/25).
NBC New York: Nurse Being Discharged From Ebola Quarantine in New Jersey (10/27).
New York Times: Tested Negative for Ebola, Nurse Criticizes Her Quarantine (Hartocollis/Fitzsimmons, 10/25).
NPR: Nurse Criticizes Quarantine After Negative Ebola Test, Hires Lawyer (Chappel, 10/26).
Reuters: Ebola-quarantined U.S. nurse to sue in test of states’ policies (Ax, 10/27).

New York Times: The Flu, TB and Now Ebola: A Rare Legal Remedy Returns (Weiser/Goodman, 10/26).
New York Times: New Ebola Quarantine Protocol Seen as Barrier to Volunteers (Chen/Robbins, 10/24).

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