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Quarantining health workers could worsen Ebola epidemic, officials say

Quarantining health workers could worsen Ebola epidemic, officials say

Top Obama administration officials publicly warned Sunday that mandatory quarantines in the U.S. of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who have traveled to Africa to help Ebola patients risked worsening the epidemic.

Mandatory 21-day quarantines, now in place in New York, New Jersey and Illinois, are “a little bit draconian” and could discourage people from helping to fight the disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top Ebola expert at the National Institutes of Health, said in several television interviews Sunday.

Fauci’s public remarks came as the administration privately pushed states to reconsider.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the...

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