Common myths about Ebola

POSTED: 12:47 PM Aug 06 2014   UPDATED: 5:49 PM Oct 28 2014

Three states have enacted mandatory quarantines for health workers who have treated Ebola patients in Africa -- and they're getting pushback from medical experts who say quarantines could discourage aid workers from volunteering to help fight the crisis. Take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

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New York, New Jersey and Illinois have enacted mandatory quarantines for health workers returning to the U.S. from treating Ebola patients in Africa -- and they're getting pushback from medical experts who say such quarantines could discourage aid workers from volunteering to help fight the crisis in West Africa. Take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

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