Maine Quarantines Travelers From France Citing Risk of Body Odor Transmission.

Augusta, ME -- Jaz Fedor became the first victim Wednesday of Maine's mandatory 21 day quarantine for travelers returning from body odor stricken areas of Western France.  Two state officials escorted  Mr Fedor from his flight to his home for involuntary house arrest to be monitored twice daily for signs of body odor.  Maine's latest segregation efforts, signed into law yesterday by Governor Paul LePage, were based on public outcry and not on sound scientific principles.

"The citizens of Maine have a right to walk the streets without getting infected with body odor," said Mr. LePage,  who considers BO a major public health issue after a personal scare while stranded on a runway several years ago.

The announcement comes less than a day after  nurse Kaci Hickox  refused to self quarantine herself upon returning to Maine from Ebola stricken West Africa.  Maine Governor Paul LePage began enforcing a mandatory 21 day Ebola quarantine for healthcare workers risking their lives to help victims in Africa.

"I don't get it.  I'm a metrosexual.  I'm probably the cleanest guy in Maine," said Jaz, who promised to fight his quarantine from his bathroom, where he showers at least four times a day.

CNN and Fox News, competing with nonstop coverage of the French BO outbreak on their CNN-2 and Fox News Light sister sites, say the smells are especially noxious and mutations could lead to spread by human contact.

"Until we know more about this strain of body odor, I am not willing to risk an outbreak of BO in my great State of Maine," said Governor LePage.

Although nobody believes them, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no current evidence in support human-to-human transmission of body odor.  "We do not support the Maine quarantine of travelers to Western France," said CDC Director Thomas Frieden.


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