Ebola aid groups say Christie's quarantine rules hampering relief effort

November 18, 2014 11:20 AM

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TRENTON — Leaders of major Ebola relief organizations say their efforts to recruit and retain volunteers to treat patients with the deadly disease in West Africa have been hurt by mandatory quarantines for returning healthcare workers enacted last month by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

In addition, the federal agency that funnels applications from medical personnel seeking to serve in West Africa to dozens of relief organizations tells NJ Advance Media that the number of volunteers who applied decreased 17 percent after the mandatory quarantines were implemented.

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