Maine, Nurse Kaci Hickox At Odds Over Ebola Quarantine

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The nurse who was quarantined after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has given the State of Maine until Thursday to let her move freely, setting up what could be a test case of whether state quarantines are legal.

The nurse, Kaci Hickox, confined first by New Jersey when she came back to the United States and then by Maine, said if the state does not lift her quarantine order by Thursday morning, she will go to court to attain her “freedom.” Maine’s governor, Paul R. LePage, said Wednesday that he was working with state health officials “to seek legal authority to enforce the quarantine.”

ABC’s Aaron Katersky joined us from New York.

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