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Should Doctors Be Quarantined if They Treat Ebola Patients?

When Dr. Thomas M. Kerkering of Virginia Tech’s Carilion School of Medicine returned in late September after volunteering at an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone, he adhered closely to the routine established by other medical professionals. He checked his temperature twice a day and avoided shaking hands with people and hugging even family members. But he also went out for hamburgers with his wife, bought groceries and browsed at a bookstore. Now, that code of behavior — cautious but hardly constrained — is being second-guessed by elected officials and others as the authorities scramble to respond to news that a New York City doctor contracted the deadly virus while working in Guinea and traveled around the city after his return.

via NYTimes

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