Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled new guidelines for treating people at risk of contracting the Ebola virus:
The CDC now says even if people have no symptoms and are not considered contagious they should stay away from commercial transportation or public gatherings if they have been in direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone sick with Ebola - say, by touching their fluids without protective gear or by suffering an injury from a contaminated needle.
Absent that direct contact, simply caring for Ebola patients or traveling in West Africa doesn't warrant quarantine conditions, the public health agency said.
However, the Associated Press notes that the CDC can only offers recommendations about dealing with Ebola, as individual states make decisions on quarantines in the United States.
[via Associated Press]