Maine allows Nurse to Walk Freely in Public after being Quarantined for Treating Ebola Victims

November 4, 2014 11:20 AM

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Maine allows Nurse to Walk Freely in Public after being Quarantined for Treating Ebola Victims

A nurse has been finally allowed to walk freely in public after being quarantined at her home for treating victims of Ebola in West Africa. Maine reached the settlement with the woman on a condition that she would monitor her health and report any symptoms. The nurse Kaci Hickox is currently in her home town Fort Kent, in Maine's far north. The settlement with Hickox keeps in effect through November 10 in the terms of an order by a Maine judge on Friday.

Hickox previously provided treatment to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and returned to the United States last month. She was quarantined in a tent outside a hospital in New Jersey for four days despite not exhibiting any symptoms whatsoever of the disease before being taken to her home in Maine.

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