CA imposes 21-day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Oct. 30, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – California, the state with the largest number of Filipinos, has become the latest state to order a 21-day quarantine for travelers who came in close contact with Ebola patients.

The Golden State will allow health agencies in the county to impose the quarantine on a case-to-case basis, which can range from observation and monitoring, to the limitation on his or her freedom of movement.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Colin Bucks, a doctor from Stanford, is now being monitored by the San Mateo County Department of Public Health.

Buck arrived late last week from Liberia, where he was treating Ebola patients.

He showed no symptoms of the disease, but agreed with health officials not to have contact with others. He can leave the house for limited activities like jogging alone.

Bucks was among the doctors from the Stanford Emergency Medicine Program for Emergency Response, who were deployed to the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda last year. Bucks and the other volunteers handled trauma cases there.

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