Maine judge rules Ebola nurse Hickox does not have to stay in quarantine

Maine judge rules Ebola nurse Hickox does not have to stay in quarantine

A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat on Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Hickox must continue daily monitoring and cooperate with health officials if she chooses to travel.

The judge said there’s no need to restrict her movements because she’s not showing symptoms of Ebola. In his ruling, LaVerdiere thanked Hickox for her service in Africa and wrote that ‘people are acting out of fear and that this fear is not entirely rational’.

It was also claimed today, the 33-year-old nurse’s roommate in Sierra Leone had been treated for Ebola but the court reportedly said that any risk had passed.

Fox reported the detail on Miss Hickox’s roommate following the court ruling. 

According to the affidavit, a CDC official in Maine said: ‘The Respondent’s roommate in Africa became infected without knowing how she became infected with Ebola.’

At a press conference outside her home on Friday, Miss Hickox said the information that her roommate had Ebola was inaccurate but did not offer any more details.  

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