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The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the top U.S. infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa imposed by several states is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from going to the hot zone.The governors of New York and New Jersey announced a mandatory quarantine program on Friday for medical workers and other airline passengers who have had contact with Ebola victims in disease-ravaged West Africa, and Illinois soon followed suit.Twenty-one days is the incubation period for Ebola.Fauci said that close monitoring of medical workers for symptoms is sufficient, and warned that forcibly separating them from others, or quarantining them, for three weeks could cripple the fight against the outbreak in West Africa -- an argument that humanitarian medical organizations have also made.Power, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia during the outbreak, is trying to highlight the need for increased international support to combat Ebola and swing the spotlight back to a region where nearly 5,000 people have died from Ebola and both supplies and workers are badly needed.
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