Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox

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FORT KENT, Maine — Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state’s bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patients

Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere said Friday that Hickox must continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel with state officials so monitoring can continue. But the judge said there’s no need for further restrictions because she’s not infectious.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said it’s “unfortunate” that restrictions were eased, but said the state will follow the law.

The state sought to impose restrictions until Hickox’s 21-day incubation period for Ebola ends on Nov. 10.

In his ruling, the judge thanked Hickox for her service in Africa and wrote that “people are acting out of fear and that this fear is not entirely rational.”

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