The governors of New Jersey and New York said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa.
The Air Force has transported an Ebola blood sample from an infected doctor in New York City to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
A House oversight hearing Friday laid bare the sheer complexity of dealing with the global Ebola epidemic, as lawmakers toggled between the desperate plight in West Africa and concern that flawed policies have put Americans’ at risk on their own shores.
The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.
Hailing it as a “very special moment,” the director of the National Institutes of Health said Friday the first nurse to contract Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas is cured and will be discharged from their campus in suburban Washington.