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Questions are being asked about whether all doctors volunteering to work in Ebola-stricken West Africa should be quarantined for 21 days once they return to the U.S. This is in light of a doctor, just back from Guinea, who is in isolation in a New York City hospital this morning with the virus.

The patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, rode the subway, went bowling and took a taxi before reporting he had a fever yesterday morning. Dr. Irwin Redlener, special adviser to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, spoke with Here & Now's Robin Young about the situation.

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  • Irwin Redlener, physician and special adviser to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University. He tweets @IrwinRedlenerMD.

This segment aired on October 24, 2014.

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