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October 27th, 2014
06:34 AM ET

N.Y. Official: New Ebola Policy 'A Real Stunner'

A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the virus.

The policy of isolating medical personnel and others arriving from Ebola-affected countries zones was abruptly implemented Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. The announcement came one day after a New York doctor who treated patients in Guinea became the first Ebola case diagnosed in the city and the fourth in the United States.

The mandate came as a surprise to the federal Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention in Atlanta, according to a federal official familiar with the situation.

"They're not happy," the official said of the CDC. "These two governors said, 'Take this, federal government.' They're very worried we won't be able to get physicians or nurses to go (to countries affected by the Ebola outbreak)."

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October 27th, 2014
06:07 AM ET

Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – October 27, 2014

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, October 27, 2014
Kaci Hickox, a nurse under mandatory quarantine for Ebola monitoring in New Jersey, sent CNN this image of her tent.
October 27th, 2014
12:27 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, October 27, 2014

New rules on Ebola stun federal and local officials in New York and New Jersey. The teen gunman behind the latest school shooting may have been targeting his cousins. And Iran executes a woman convicted of murder - in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist.

It's Monday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."

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Abundance of caution: A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the virus. The announcement came one day after a New York doctor who treated patients in Guinea became the first Ebola case diagnosed in the city and the fourth in the United States.

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October 24th, 2014
09:08 AM ET

New York Governor on Ebola Fears: I'll Ride the Subway Today

To quash what he described as "irrational fear," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he'll ride one of the three subway lines taken by the latest Ebola patient in the United States.

"There's no reason for New Yorkers to panic of feel that they have anything to worry about on the subway system," the Democrat told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day," adding that he plans to ride either the A, L or 1 train on Friday.

Craig Spencer, a doctor who recently returned from Guinea, tested positive for Ebola on Thursday in New York, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

Spencer returned from West Africa last week, but didn't exhibit symptoms until Thursday.

Cuomo stressed that the virus is transmitted only after a person starts feeling sick and shows symptoms, and New York officials are monitoring the four individuals that Spencer had contact with after he started showing those symptoms.

The governor said he spoke to President Barack Obama on Thursday night, as well as Ebola czar Ron Klain about the situation. New York has been well prepared for an Ebola case, Cuomo said, and he believes they have the system in place to handle the recent diagnosis.

"Now being New Yorkers, a little anxiety can keep you safe, right? And it's not a bad thing. But undue anxiety is unproductive and there's no reason for undue anxiety in this situation," he said.

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