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Mixed views on Illinois' new Ebola guidelines

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Illinois joins New York and New Jersey in requiring a 21-day home quarantine for high risk individuals. 

The new guideline is for those who cared for Ebola patients in West African countries or came in direct contact with the virus. 

The Center for Disease Control requires a 21 day self monitoring, but not quarantines for those traveling from Ebola-affected regions.

Some residents of Carbondale, Ill. have mixed reviews about Illinois' new guidelines.

"No, I don't think they need to be quarantined,"  Danny Young said. "To me, they're panicking for something that's really not spread around."

But for Mary Brown, she said as a retired nurse, she's happy there a protocol is set in place.

"I think it's very important," Brown said. "I think it's important to have policies set nationally and internationally."

The Illinois Ebola Quarantine policy states the mandate does exclude medical workers who wore protective clothing.

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