11/03/2014 10:21 am ET Updated Nov 03, 2014

What Quarantine Feels Like

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Although quarantine is, right now, nearly synonymous with Ebola, those of us who have been quarantined for other health reasons also know its psychological toll. Sure, it’s frightening what your own body is putting you through—you’re likely in pain, you’re likely lonely and thinking all sorts of what-ifs. But it’s also frightening to know that you could harm, unwittingly, each nurse who comes to help. It’s frightening that although you want to see your family, doing so would mean putting them in danger.

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