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October 29th, 2014
10:30 PM ET

Nurse Kaci Hickox vs. the State of Maine: They have no "justification" for quarantine

Kaci Hickox, the nurse forcibly quarantined in New Jersey after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa is back in Maine where now she refuses to quarantine herself at home.

Maine officials want Hickox to stay at home until she passes the 21-day mark from the last time she was in contact with Ebola patients.

State of Maine, nurse who went to Africa at odds over Ebola quarantine

Hickox says she has twice tested negative for Ebola and feels it's reasonable for her to self-monitor but there's no need to stay home in quarantine.

"I don't plan on sticking to the guidelines," Hickox said on the "Today Show." "I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced on me."

Hickox is going even further by hiring a high-profile attorney who has told officials they have till Thursday to change their position. If they try to force his client to comply, he says they'll take them to court.


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