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This Disease Can Still Get You Quarantined For Months -- And It's On The Rise

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.26.2016 | Politics

In August 2014, Kate O’Brien, a 34-year-old media producer from Brooklyn, found out she was expecting her second child. She was ecstatic. But this ...

Israel's First Canine Quarantined For Biting Prime Minister's Guests

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.12.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's first canine is in the dog house after biting two guests at the Prime Minister's Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony. Benjam...

Policing America's Swimming Pools -- an Old, Troubling Story

Michele Goodwin | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

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.

The End of Ebola? Lessons at the Epidemic's One Year Anniversary

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

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.

Plague Plots: Dispatches from Sinclair Lewis

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.03.2015 | Home
Joseph Cooper

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?

Ebola Is Good

Brian Rooney | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Brian Rooney

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.

The Military-Civilian Divide Just Got Bigger

Sarah Smiley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Sarah Smiley

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.

Kaci Hickox, Maine Settle Quarantine Suit

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

(Adds Obama meeting with advisers on Tuesday in paragraph 6, poll on U.S. quarantine views paragraph 13) By Dave Sherwood and Colleen ...

Volunteered or Voluntold

Terri Barnes | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Terri Barnes

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?


John K. Herr | Posted 12.30.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

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.

Healthcare workers treating Ebola patients should be commended--not treated as untouchables

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

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.

We Quarantined Our Family To Protect Our Daughter -- Here's Why

Glenn O'Neill | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Glenn O'Neill

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.

The Extreme Measures We're Taking To Try To Save Our Daughter's Life

Cara O'Neill | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Cara O'Neill

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 Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

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.

Dr. Cuomo, Nurse Christie

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Zach Carter

Top NIH Ebola Specialist Says Quarantines Will Jeopardize Americans | Zach Carter | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top government infectious disease specialist warned politicians against Ebola quarantines on Sunday, saying aggressive protocols tar...

Zach Carter

Chris Christie Defends Ebola Quarantine | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday defended his abrupt Ebola quarantine policy, dismissing concerns that the aggressive treatm...

Most Americans Can't Even Imagine What Ebola Quarantine Conditions Are Like in West Africa

Utibe Effiong | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Utibe Effiong

News that a second health care worker has been infected with Ebola here in the United States raises serious questions about the preparedness of health systems all over world to deal with the reality of this global health threat.

Selfless Acts in Health Care

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The idea of running into a burning building or being faced with armed criminals is a risk we can readily understand, but being a health care worker is less tenable to us in the risks that they too face every day. For it is not often that they can see what they need to avoid.

Rethinking the 21-Day Quarantine for Ebola Contacts

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

With so little known about the Ebola virus, as a public health decision, it may be prudent to extend the quarantine or observation period.

Ebola, AIDS, and Plague Inc.

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

As we face a plague that could spread with the scale and devastation of AIDS, Congress is once again playing partisan and petty politics.

Opportunities Lost -- Could Ebola Have Been Better Contained?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

How did Africa's health systems come to be so weak? Didn't the United States and other major donors just spend billions of dollars on global health in Africa?

John Celock

Kansas 'Zombie Legislation' Strikes Nerve | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

A Kansas bill would repeal the state's 1988 ban on quarantining individuals with HIV and AIDS as part of broader changes to its public health practice...

Quarantined On Thanksgiving!

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lea Lane

On Thanksgiving four years ago I wound up quarantined in a hospital room the size of a walk-in-closet. The trouble started early on turkey day whe...