November 1, 2014

Hagel Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Returning US Troops

A health worker takes the temperature of U.S. Marines arriving to take part in Operation United Assistance on Oct. 9, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. John Moore—Getty Images Military commanders had recommended that Hagel implement a quarantine U.S. troops who are returning from Ebola missions in West Africa will be kept in supervised isolation for 21 […]

Unmanned US supply rocket explodes after liftoff

CAPE CANAVERAL Florida (Reuters) – An unmanned U.S. supply rocket exploded shortly after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the Wallops […]

Unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch

An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket explodes shortly after takeoff at Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., on Oct. 28, 2014.(Photo: Jay Diem, AP) WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – An unmanned commercial rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded just after launching Tuesday, filling the sky with a massive fireball. […]

South Korea spy agency says it has solved the mystery of Kim Jong Un’s 6-week …

July 25, 2013: In this file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, arrives at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korea’s spy agency says it has an explanation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s mysterious 6-week-long public absence. (AP) SEOUL, South Korea – […]

Ebola nurse who was quarantined now in Maine

gallery_thumbnails_photo|photo-7059490|article-gallery-5851929|1 FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — The lawyer for nurse who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she’s seeking time to decompress in Maine. The lawyer said nurse Kaci Hickox is at an undisclosed location. The University of Maine at Fort Kent said […]

CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

Doctors Worry Ebola Quarantines Could Keep Them From Fighting Disease

WASHINGTON — Since 2009, British doctor Javid Abdelmoneim has gone into the field five times through Doctors Without Borders, providing medical care in countries such as Iraq, South Sudan and Haiti. But if a future mission to Ebola-stricken West Africa means that he’d be forced into a strict hospital quarantine, he’s not so sure he […]

CDC: New Restrictions for Those at High Ebola Risk

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the updated advice to state and local officials on Monday. The CDC guidance comes after the […]

Andrew Cuomo Defends Ebola Quarantines But Loosens Policy

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced new quarantine guidelines on Sunday evening for patients who may have been exposed to Ebola. The new guidelines will allow health care workers who have had contact with patients infected with Ebola to stay at home for 21 days, […]

Lawsuit threatened on behalf of nurse in New Jersey Ebola quarantine

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington) The nurse detained in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has retained lawyers to challenge a mandatory quarantine in a hospital where she said Sunday the conditions are “really inhumane.” Norman Siegel, a […]