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FORT KENT, ME - A nurse who over the weekend was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey after helping Ebola patients in West Africa is expected to arrive at her home in Maine today.

Nurse Kaci Hickox became the first person forced into New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for people arriving at Newark's international airport from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, the Ebola hot spots.

Hickox didn't show Ebola symptoms after volunteering with Doctors Without Borders, and called her forced isolation in a hospital tent "inhumane." She was released yesterday afternoon.

Now officials in Maine want Hickox to stay quarantined in her home until the 21 days after her last possible exposure to Ebola have passed.

Hickox and her attorney say states instead should follow federal health guidelines, which in her case would mean requiring only monitoring, not quarantine.

 

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