Maine Nurse Treats Ebola Patients and Isn’t Quarantined

November 5, 2014 5:38 PM

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Maine Nurse Treats Ebola Patients and Isn’t Quarantined

According to a report from Fox News, “A Maine judge has rejected a request by state officials to quarantine and restrict the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa defied the state’s quarantine. Judge Charles LaVerdiere initially put out a temporary order imposing some restrictions on Hickox. But on Friday, he issued a new order saying she should only continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel with state officials. But, because she’s not showing symptoms, the judge said she’s not infectious — and would not approve the limits on her movements sought by Maine health officials.”

The judge refused to quarantine Hickox simply because she is showing no signs or symptoms of the virus. Many are not happy with this decision, as those exposed to Ebola often take weeks to show symptoms. The report goes on to share, ‘”The State has not met its burden at this time to prove by clear a...

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