Enforced Ebola Quarantines Spark Debate

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A Maine nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone defied her 21-day quarantine by taking a bike ride. The quarantine is voluntary and the nurse has tested negative for Ebola, but Maine's governor said he would use the "full extent" of his authority to keep her out of public places. Meanwhile, California health officials said Wednesday that the state is requiring a 21-day quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients. Forum examines the debate over extended quarantines for people returning from countries affected by Ebola.


Lisa Aliferis, editor of KQED's State of Health blog

Michelle Mello, professor of health research and policy at the Stanford School of Medicine and a law professor at Stanford Law School

Dr. Colin Bucks, emergency doctor and clinical assistant professor of surgery, Stanford School of Medicine