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Quinn Says Illinois Ebola Procedures are "Common Sense"

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    Illinois governor candidates weigh in on Ebola. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Monday, Oct. 27, 2014)

    Gov. Pat Quinn says the Illinois approach to Ebola quarantine is better than one in New Jersey where an American nurse was initially kept in a hospital isolation unit even though she said had no symptoms.

    Quinn told reporters Monday that Illinois' quarantine protocol is "common sense" and nobody in Illinois is in quarantine now.
    He says he disagrees with the New Jersey approach because those affected should be able to remain home where they'll be more comfortable. Quinn says he's heard from both the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about Ebola as "a matter of courtesy."
    Officials say the Illinois 21-day home quarantine won't be used for medical workers if they wore personal protective equipment correctly while treating Ebola patients in West Africa.