NEW YORK (AP) — The governors of New Jersey and New York have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo say a health care worker who had contact with Ebola patients in Africa already has been quarantined after landing at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey on Friday. Health officials say she later developed a fever but tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary test.
Any person traveling from the three hard-hit West African nations who had contact with infected or possibly infected people will be quarantined for 21 days. This includes doctors.
It will be coordinated with local health departments.