Quarantined nurse to sue for her freedom

A nurse who worked with Ebola patients in Africa and was quarantined in New Jersey after returning home is suing the state to force her release. Kaci Hickox shows no symptoms of the disease and complained bitterly that screening personnel were mean to her. NBC News: Lawyers for a nurse quarantined in a New Jersey hospital say they’ll sue to have her released in a constitutional challenge to state restrictions for health care workers returning to New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa. Civil liberties attorney Norman Siegel said Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined after arriving Friday at the Newark airport, shows no symptoms of being infected and should be released immediately. He and attorney Steven Hyman said the state attorney general’s office had cooperated in getting them access to Hickox. Late Sunday, a spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a statement saying that people who had come into contact with someone with Ebola...(Read Full Post)

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