So, what is it that this Ebola hype should distract us from? Monday’s banking “drill”? Typhoon VongFong? Something else? -LW
New Jersey health officials have ordered into mandatory quarantine an NBC News crew that worked with an American cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia, though the group has no symptoms, its health department said on Saturday.
Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo is receiving treatment at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, which said on Friday that he had shown modest improvement and was in stable condition.
The death this week of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has increased fears that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people, and U.S. health authorities are stepping up efforts to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Medical teams at New York’s JFK airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African nations on Saturday.