States follow NY, NJ with strict Ebola policies amid ‘confusing’ federal guidelines

October 28, 2014 4:11 PM

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An ongoing behind-the-scenes skirmish between the White House and state governors on how best to handle Ebola cases is becoming even more convoluted as several states announce they are following New York and New Jersey in ordering quarantines and other precautions that go well beyond federal guidelines -- and run contrary to Obama administration recommendations.

The many, varying state policies already are sowing confusion, and creating a patchwork of policies. In the case of a nurse returning from Africa, for instance, who complained about her treatment at the hands of New Jersey's mandatory quarantine rules, she is being transferred to her home in Maine.

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