Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients
By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of the Maine quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...
Oregon resident hospitalized for possible Ebola virus infection
PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon resident being monitored for possible Ebola infection has been hospitalized, state health officials said on Friday. A woman being monitored after traveling to an Ebola-plagued nation registered a high temperature, causing health officials to order her hospitalized, the Oregon Health Authority said, adding that she is in isolation and is not danger to the public. (Reporting by Courtney Sherwood in Portland, Oregon; Writing by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Bill Trott)