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Georgia lawmaker asks if we could quarantine people with HIV

Atlanta - Georgia GOP state representative, Betty Price, in a study committee this week asked if the government could “quarantine” people with HIV to stop the spread of the AIDS virus.

Op-Ed: Why nurse in Maine should respect quarantine orders

A nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey after returning home from west Africa is refusing to remain self-quarantined in her home in Maine. Here is why we should all respect quarantine orders:

U.S. modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

Washington - U.S. health authorities on Monday issued new guidelines for health workers returning from Ebola-hit nations after a firestorm of criticism over state quarantine restrictions, including from the UN chief.

Op-Ed: Ebola — The sky is not falling

New York - Even if the sky is falling, it will not bring Ebola with it. Yet it has created hysteria not seen in the U.S. since a war was launched in Iraq to destroy weapons of mass destruction that were no longer there.

Mali sees first Ebola case while death toll nears 5,000

Malian Health Minister Ousmane Kone spoke on state television on Thursday, confirming the country's first case of Ebola. The victim is a two-year-old child who tested positive for the virus after returning from Guinea.

Nine in Conn. ordered quarantined, monitored for Ebola

Nine people, including a family of six, have been ordered to stay in their homes for the next three weeks while public health officials check for signs that they have contracted the Ebola virus. None of them have shown any signs of the illness so far.

Texas monitors 100 people in US Ebola scare

Dallas - Health officials in Texas were monitoring 100 people for signs of Ebola and ordered four close family members to stay home as authorities investigate the first confirmed US case of the deadly disease.

VIDEO: Panicked residents chase man suspected of having Ebola

Monrovia - Growing fear and panic over the increasing number of Ebola deaths in Liberia led to a man wearing a medical bracelet being chased through the streets by those fearful he had "escaped quarantine".

Op-Ed: U.S. must create quarantine procedures to avoid confusion, chaos

ABC News reports that a Nigerian diplomat fled from Ebola quarantine in Lagos to Port Harcourt. Does the U.S. have a plan in place for putting its citizens in mandatory quarantine in the event of exposure to a lethal virus? It needs to!

Nigerian nurse infected with Ebola dies after going to Enugu

Lagos - Nigerian Information Minister, Labaran Maku, revealed yesterday that Nigeria now has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases, all stemming from contact with American-Liberian Patrick Sawyer, who died of the disease in Lagos.

Swine flu fear quarantines Air France flight

Toulouse - When several passengers on an Air France flight from Nice to Toulouse started showing symptoms resembling those of the H1N1 flu virus, the plane was quarantined at Blagnac airport near Toulouse.

First case of rabies in France for 12 years prompts alert

Argenteuil - France’s Ministries of Agriculture and Health issued an alert Thursday, Oct. 31 after a kitten was found to be suffering from rabies in a suburb of Paris.

Kansas GOP to legalize quarantine of HIV patients

The Kansas legislature is about to give the state the power to quarantine people with HIV and AIDS. It is expected that the legislation will become law within the next few weeks.

Crews quarantine Delta Airliner at Midway for bug bites

Chicago - Delta Flight 3163 was quarantined at Chicago's Midway Airport because a passenger had a skin rash. Turns out it was just insect bites.

Toe-eating dog quarantined and awaiting adoption

Roseburg - An Oregon dog responsible for eating three infected and diseased toes off the foot of his diabetic owner has been turned over to a pet adoption center where he is now quarantined for a mandatory ten days. After, he will available adoption.

Dog appears to be source of China's pneumonic plague

The pneumonic plague outbreak in China's Qinghai province that has killed three people and forced the quarantine of 10,000 appears to have been sourced in a dog.

China Quarantines 25 Canadian Students

China has quarantined 25 Canadian students as a flu precaution. The students are believed to be from Quebec universities.

Precautionary Measures Against Avian Flu Close Second Saskatchewan Farm

A small backyard poultry operation has been quarantined by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The CFIA says that this is simply a precaution and routine, no sick birds were found.

N.J. Elementary School Shut Down for Hazardous Material

A school is under quarantine and a teacher has been taken to the hospital this morning after opening a suspicious envelope....

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WET: Dungeness crabs are prepared for sale on the sidewalk outside the Fishermen s Grotto restaurant...
WET: Dungeness crabs are prepared for sale on the sidewalk outside the Fishermen's Grotto restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
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A new study suggests the incubation period for Ebola may need to be extended longer than 21-days.
A new study suggests the incubation period for Ebola may need to be extended longer than 21-days.
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