Passengers and crew were not allowed to leave the ship during the quarantine because of the possibility of spreading the highly contagious disease.
ICE detention centers throughout the country have quarantined migrants after outbreaks of mumps, influenza and chicken pox.
The Wisconsin man allegedly said he was "going crazy" after several days in his house. It's not clear whether he was infected or just recently exposed.
On World Tuberculosis Day, four survivors reveal what it's like to have "airborne cancer."
Kaiya bit two visitors at Benjamin Netanyahu's Hanukkah event.
The drama of the swimming pool and claims that African Americans don't belong in such spaces occupy a historic narrative in the American psyche.
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Going forward, we need to be better prepared for further outbreaks of this and other infectious agents. Maybe someday in the future, Ebola will be sealed and contained in a building. But in the modern age, even such containment is only temporary.
Can a novel's depictions of healthcare workers in a plague-ravaged land inform our thinking about the lives of those who try to save lives?
The Ebola virus is the best thing to happen to American politicians in years. Ebola has done what neither war, climate change, nor economic meltdown have accomplished. It has united our politicians in action because Ebola is bad.
Military men and women take time out from their families, their loved ones, and sometimes, in the case of reservists, their jobs, on a regular basis to do important work on our behalf. They do it in wartime and in peace. They do it with news coverage or without.
The patient, who arrived at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday and developed a fever on Sunday in
If the decision not to quarantine civilians returning from Ebola-stricken areas is based on science, as the president and the head of the Centers For Disease Control insist it is, why is the federal government willing to pay military members for three weeks of unnecessary confinement, keeping them from essential duties?
Hello, my name is Dr. Francis Collins, and I am the director of the National Institutes of Health. Thank you for joining us for this live-blogging session. I am here to answer all your questions about Ebola or any other health issue. Let's get started.
As American leaders, we are called to follow our greater angels, not play into fear, and support nurses like Kaci Hickox and provide assistance and encouragement to our brave health care personnel who are doing the Lord's work in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
Family time, as it is for many people, used to be limited to nights and weekends. We now get tons of time together, but our days like this are quite literally numbered. Each new day is a step backwards for my daughter.
My husband and I can't help but wonder if we're doing the right thing. Given the normal course and degenerative nature of Sanfilippo Syndrome, now is Eliza's best time to actually be able to do things out in the world. With our decision to not go out, we are taking those experiences away.
Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.