(New York Daily News) Dramatically escalating the fight against Ebola, the governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered all arriving air travelers who have had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa to be quarantined for 21 days.
The new measures, which are more rigorous than federal guidelines, were imposed a day after a doctor who returned to New York from the Ebola hot zone fell ill with the deadly virus.
A nurse arriving at Newark Airport on Friday became the first person quarantined under the new rules. She had treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and had no symptoms when she was detained. She developed a fever later Friday and was taken to University Hospital in Newark.
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