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11 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

In a high-profile case in 2007, an Atlanta man believed to have a rare, extremely drug-resistant form of tuberculosis was ordered into federal quarantine after returning to the country from his wedding overseas. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for announcing quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, where the Ebola virus is raging. ...

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19 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return — longer than required for many civilian health care workers. Kaci Hickox, who had treated Ebola patients in West Africa, said she planned to stop ...

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23 HOURS AGO - WorldNetDaily

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U.S. military told to 'hide identities' from terrorists

(WASHINGTON TIMES) The agency in charge of protecting the Pentagon has sent out a warning that “ISIL-linked terrorists” want to attack employees and is urging them to change routines and mask their identities. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, citing intelligence reports, says the attackers may use knives, guns or explosives. “Recent threats, revealed through various intelligence and [...]

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OCT 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a strict, 21-day quarantine-like monitoring period for all U.S. troops returning from the Ebola relief mission in West Africa, the Pentagon said. Hagel, acting at the recommendation of top military commanders, signed a memo asking for an implementation plan for the monitoring regimen, Rear Admiral John ...

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OCT 28, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

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Joint Chiefs Urge Quarantine for U.S. Troops Back From West Africa

The U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended on Tuesday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel institute a forces-wide isolation period for troops returning from West Africa, the Pentagon said.

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