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Oct 29, 2014

U.S. nurse who tested negative for Ebola fights Maine quarantine

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The state of Maine on
Wednesday moved to enforce a quarantine on a nurse who has
tested negative for Ebola and says she is healthy in a fight
that illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to guard against
the virus without resorting to overzealous precautions.

Governor Paul LePage said he would seek legal authority to
enforce a 21-day quarantine after nurse Kaci Hickox said she
would challenge state restrictions and not follow guidelines to
quarantine herself at home until Nov. 10 as demanded.

Oct 29, 2014

Maine, nurse who tested negative for Ebola clash over quaratine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Maine’s governor said on Wednesday that he would seek legal authority to enforce a 21-day quarantine on a Maine nurse who has tested negative for Ebola after treating patients in West Africa and initially was isolated in a tent in New Jersey.

Governor Paul LePage issued a statement after nurse Kaci Hickox said she would challenge the New England state’s restrictions and would not follow guidelines to quarantine herself until Nov. 10 as demanded.

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