Quarantined nurse criticizes new Ebola policy

As a result of N.J., N.Y. new policy medical professionals may soon be treated like “criminals and prisoners”

A nurse under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone criticized her treatment as an overreaction after an initial test found that she did not have the virus. In a first-person account in CNN News, the nurse told that she was placed in quarantine at a hospital, where she tested negative in two tests for Ebola. Still, hospital officials told her she must remain under quarantine for 21 days. “This is not a situation I would wish on anyone, and I am scared for those who will follow me,” CNN quoted her as saying.

A mandatory quarantine imposed by New York, New Jersey and Illinois on health care workers who just returned to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has prompted a debate on how to prevent the spread of the disease without discouraging medical aid workers from fighting it.

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