Health

Can States Force People Into Quarantine?

October 30, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox leaves her home on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The couple went on an hour-long ride followed by a Maine State Trooper. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police are monitoring her, but can't detain her without a court order signed by a judge. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Maine officials are going to court to keep Kaci Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola.

Reporter Takes Rare North Korea Road Trip

October 30, 2014
In this June 20, 2014 photo, young North Korean schoolchildren help to fix pot holes in a rural road in North Korea's North Hamgyong province. (David Guttenfelder/AP)

Eric Talmadge’s stories appear as North Korea today declared a 21-day quarantine on foreigners in the country.

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

October 30, 2014
Northeastern University has developed a modeling approach aimed at assessing the epidemic's progression in West Africa and its international spread. (mobs-lab.org)

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

Nurse’s Boyfriend Also Agrees To Voluntary Isolation In Maine

October 28, 2014
This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (University of Texas at Arlington via AP)

Kaci Wilcox’s boyfriend has also agreed to isolate himself, now that the couple is reunited. He is a nursing student in Fort Kent, Maine.

Montana Veterans Catch A Ride To The VA

October 28, 2014
Pictured is the VA clinic in Havre, Montana. (montana.va.gov)

Deep in the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in rural Montana, it’s difficult for the region’s 300 veterans to get to the hospital.

Will Ebola, Terror Attacks Roil Election?

October 27, 2014

NPR’s Ron Elving explores how Ebola has overshadowed many political issues and how it will affect elections.

Federal And State Officials At Odds Over Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

October 27, 2014
This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (University of Texas at Arlington via AP)

Kaci Hickox was the first person forced into a mandatory quarantine in the state. She has complained about her treatment.

Brian Lehrer: New Yorkers ‘Pretty Chill’ About Ebola Case

October 24, 2014
A police officer guards the entrance to Bellevue Hospital on October 24, 2014 in New York, the morning after it was confirmed that Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, who recently returned to New York from West Africa tested positive for Ebola. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

The WNYC host told us how the city is handling its first Ebola case, and how residents are reacting.

Should Ebola Doctors Be Quarantined After Returning To U.S.?

October 24, 2014
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) President of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation Dr. Ram Raju, NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, Mayor Bill DeBlasio of New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York and Acting Commissioner of the Department of Health Dr. Howard Zucker speak at a press conference October 23, 2014 in New York City. The conference addressed Dr. Craig Spencer, who had returned to New York City from Guinea where he was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients. Spencer had been quarantined after showing symptoms consistent with the virus and was taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo testing. According to reports, test results have confirmed that Spencer has contracted the Ebola virus. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, went bowling and took a taxi before reporting he had a fever yesterday morning.

Officials Urge Calm After First Ebola Case Diagnosed In NYC

October 24, 2014
A health alert is displayed at the entrance to Bellevue Hospital October 23, 2014, in New York City. After returning to New York City from Guinea where he was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, Dr. Craig Spencer was quarantined after showing symptoms consistent with the virus. Spencer was taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo testing. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, is in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital.

Uninsured Patients In Texas Turn To Walmart

October 23, 2014
Walmart recently opened a Care Clinic in Copperas Cove, Texas, near the Fort Hood military base. (Veronica Zaragovia/KUT)

Near the Fort Hood military base, Walmart recently opened a Care Clinic that has everything a typical doctor’s office has – except a doctor.

Kansas City – A Homefront In The Fight Against Ebola

October 23, 2014
Liberians worship at the Konobo language service at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Kansas City's historic northeast neighborhood.(Sylvia Maria Gross/KCUR)

Whether here or in West Africa, Ebola comes with a stigma. That’s something many West Africans living in the U.S. are finding out.

Reporter’s Notebook: Back From Monrovia

October 22, 2014
Aid workers from the Liberian Medical Renaissance League stage an Ebola awareness event on October 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.(John Moore/Getty Images)

NPR’s Jason Beaubien has just returned from his third visit to Liberia’s capital, covering the Ebola outbreak.

The Case For A U.S. Surgeon General During Ebola Outbreak

October 21, 2014
In this Jan. 18, 2008 photo, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona speaks during a news conference in Austin, Texas. (Harry Cabluck/AP)

Would the U.S. be handling the outbreak differently it had a surgeon general? We ask former Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

Are Airlines Doing Enough To Protect Cleaning Staff From Ebola?

October 21, 2014
An Italian military personnel wearing a protective gets ready to take care of a pretended Ebola victim during a specialized training course for the management and transport of highly contagious patients, in Rome's Pratica di Mare military airport in Pomezia on September 24, 2014. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

Labor union SEIU has expressed concerns about how airlines are training the crews that clean planes at airports.

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