Ebola-Exposed Fliers to Be Quarantined by New York, New Jersey.
‘New York and New Jersey will quarantine on arrival at the area’s airports anyone who had direct contact with Ebola patients, Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie said.
The stricter rules came shortly after a top U.S. health official said the federal government also was considering tighter measures nationwide that might put anyone returning from Ebola zones into quarantine or under strict monitoring.
“That is something that is right now under very active discussion, and you’ll be hearing shortly about what the guidelines will be,” said Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at an event in Bethesda, Maryland.
The new policy in New Jersey and New York goes beyond the guidelines of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the governors said today at a news briefing at the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Under the changes, quarantines for high-risk travelers from any of the three West African nations most affected by the Ebola outbreak would last 21 days. Others who travel from the region and haven’t had direct contact the virus will be actively monitored and quarantined only if necessary, they said.’