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U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

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NEW YORK - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse back from Sierra Leone, strongly criticized her treatment. | Video

Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

- Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three West African nations most affected by the outbreak.

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Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola fears

BAMAKO/NOUAKCHOTT - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali to prevent the spread of Ebola, officials said on Saturday, highlighting fears of further contagion in West Africa after a girl from Guinea died of the disease in Mali this week.

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U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization on Saturday for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans.

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Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor

NEW YORK - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday.

U.S. 3:25pm EDT

Ebola medical worker quarantined in New Jersey tests negative for virus

NEW YORK - A medical worker in New Jersey quarantined after arriving at an airport after treating Ebola victims in West Africa has tested negative for the virus, the state's health department said on Saturday.

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U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team

SAN ANTONIO - As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were in the first stages of training a new rapid-response team that could head to hospitals the next time an outbreak occurs. | Video

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Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fears

NEW YORK - A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday.

U.S., Africa 24 Oct 2014

Ebola medical workers face mandatory quarantine at NYC airports

NEW YORK - All medical workers traveling from Ebola-affected countries to New York City's airports will face a mandatory 21-day quarantine under new screening rules that exceed federal guidelines, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced on Friday.

U.S., 24 Oct 2014

As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

NEW YORK - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic.

U.S. 24 Oct 2014