Nurse Who Sued After Being Quarantined in NJ Amid Ebola Scare Returns to Doctors Without Borders - NBC New York

Nurse Who Sued After Being Quarantined in NJ Amid Ebola Scare Returns to Doctors Without Borders

She was working with the group in Sierra Leone in 2014 before she was quarantined upon her return in New Jersey despite showing no symptoms of the disease

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    Nurse Quarantined in NJ Amid Ebola Scare Sues

    The health care worker quarantined at a New Jersey hospital for several days last year because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa has filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie and several New Jersey Department of Health officials, including the former commissioner, alleging the forced confinement violated her civil rights. Natalie Pasquarella reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015)

    What to Know

    • A public health nurse is rejoining the group she worked for while treating Ebola patients before being quarantined in New Jersey

    • Kaci Hickox started a new job this week with Doctors Without Borders as an infection prevention and control adviser

    • Last year, New Jersey settled a lawsuit by putting in place new rules to ensure that a person is quarantined only when medically necessary

    A public health nurse is rejoining the group she worked for while treating Ebola patients before being quarantined in New Jersey.

    Kaci Hickox started a new job this week with Doctors Without Borders as an infection prevention and control adviser.

    She says she will be based in Amsterdam and moved there two weeks ago.

    She was working with the group in Sierra Leone in 2014 before she was quarantined upon her return in New Jersey despite showing no symptoms of the disease.

    She eventually traveled her to home in Fort Kent, Maine, where she defied another quarantine attempt. She's been living in Oregon for the past few years.

    Last year, New Jersey settled a lawsuit by putting in place new rules to ensure that a person is quarantined only when it's medically necessary.

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