Travelers From Ebola Countries to N.Y. and N.J. Face Automatic Quarantine: Cuomo and Christie

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People march to end Ebola in New York October 24, 2014. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal guidelines for screening and monitoring travelers from Ebola-affected countries are "insufficient" for the New York City region with its extreme population density, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

As part of stepped up measures to prevent the disease from spreading in the New York area, all medical workers traveling from the three most affected West African countries and arriving at airports in the New York area will face automatic quarantine for 21 days, Cuomo said at a joint press conference with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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