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Ebola doctor quarantines himself in California prior to mandate




A licensed clinician sanitizes his hands after a simulated training session on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Anniston, Ala. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an introductory training course for licensed clinicians. According to the CDC, the course is to ensure that clinicians intending to provide medical care to patients with Ebola have sufficient knowledge of the disease. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
A licensed clinician sanitizes his hands after a simulated training session on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Anniston, Ala. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an introductory training course for licensed clinicians. According to the CDC, the course is to ensure that clinicians intending to provide medical care to patients with Ebola have sufficient knowledge of the disease. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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The Ebola epidemic has accelerated this week in Sierra Leone, despite cases slowing in hard-hit Liberia.

Here in the U.S., the state of Maine has come to an agreement with nurse Kaci Hickox who had defied a mandatory quarantine order after being cleared of symptoms.

She's now free to travel and visit public places but must monitor her health.

Meanwhile, a returning health worker in California has sworn off all human contact.

Doctor Colin Bucks practices emergency medicine at Stanford and until about a week ago he was on the front lines of the Ebola fight in Liberia.

He decided to go into quarantine before the state of California mandated such measures for returning health workers and he joins Take Two for more.