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CDC Proposes New Restriction For Those At High Ebola Risk

Update Date: Oct 28, 2014 01:48 PM EDT

CDC has recommended that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola, avoid commercial travel or attend large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. 

The updated advice was issued to state and local officials on Monday. 

The CDC guidelines follows after the governors of New York and New Jersey announced mandatory quarantines for medical workers returning from three West African countries plagued by the worst Ebola outbreak in world history. 

Earlier CDC had recommended screening of travelers from West Africa and monitoring of people for three weeks after they arrive in the United States. 

Experts say infected people only spread the disease when they are suffering symptoms, like fever, vomiting and diarrhea. They say mandatory quarantines of those without symptoms are unnecessarily severe and will discourage health workers from going to West Africa to fight the epidemic, according to a press release. 

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