Let′s get a check now on the global headlines we′re following this hour… with our Eunice Kim, standing by at the NewsCenter. Good morning, Eunice.
Let′s start with Ebola… The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… has issued a new set of guidelines for containing the spread of Ebola within its borders… and I suppose containing people′s fears as well.
Right. The C-D-C had recommended before that all travelers from Ebola hotspot nations should be observed for 21 days once they return to the U.S., for any symptoms of the virus.
They′re adding to this… to say that… that can happen in their homes… and does not mean placing them in hospital isolation… as the state of New Jersey had done with American nurse Kaci Hickox.
She was quarantined in a New Jersey hospital when she returned from Sierra Leone via Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday… and kept even after testing negative to Ebola.
Hickox said her basic human rights had been violated and that she was made to feel like a criminal; her lawyer said they would file a federal lawsuit. The 33-year-old was released several hours ago.//
This as a 5-year-old toddler who had recently traveled from Guinea… was tested for an Ebola infection. Preliminary blood tests has cleared him of the disease.