Rick Sacra, a Massachusetts physician who was infected with Ebola while doing medical aid work in Liberia. He was evacuated to a specialized treatment center in Nebraska, recovered and was released last month. “A three-week complete quarantine would eliminate two-thirds to three-quarters of the volunteers from the U.S.” going to West Africa, he said. “They wouldn’t be able to spare the time.” Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief organization based in North Carolina, said that its returning aid workers spend three weeks quarantined in a “safe house,” where their temperatures are monitored.
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Spencer, a 33-year-old emergency room doctor, returned to the United States on Oct. 17 and sought treatment Thursday for diarrhea and a 100.3-degree fever. He was listed in stable condition in a special isolation unit in Bellevue Hospital Center. His fiancee, who was not showing symptoms, was being watched in a quarantine ward in Bellevue. Spencer’s illness led lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers to wonder why he was out on the town after his return a and why stronger steps weren’t being taken to quarantine medical workers.
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Pleasant, the borough’s annual Halloween parade will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Halloween parade will begin along Main Street and go from Braddock Road to Center Avenue.
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Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the health commissioner, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had also confirmed the diagnosis of Ebola for Dr. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old New Yorker who had recently returned from Guinea in West Africa.