Concerns mount over US Ebola quarantine

Police set up a barrier in front of The Gutter bowling alley, where Craig Spencer visited before being quartantined, in Brooklyn, New York, on October 24, 2014A controversial decision to impose Ebola quarantines in three US states sparked criticism Sunday, as the first American nurse isolated under the order blasted her treatment as “inhumane.” Health authorities also expressed concern the strict new rules will discourage badly needed health workers from volunteering in the crisis in West Africa, where more than 4,900 people have already died in the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic virus. Kaci Hickox, a nurse who flew into New Jersey Friday after caring for the ill in Sierra Leone, one of the hardest hit countries by the epidemic, told CNN, “I feel like my basic human rights have been violated.” “And for anyone to tell me that I need to be isolated and be under a quarantine is just completely unacceptable.”

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