Kaci Hickox, a Doctors Without Borders nurse, was forced into this New Jersey quarantine upon returning to the United States after treating Ebola victims in Sierra Leone.

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“I’m not willing to stand here and let my civil rights be violated when it’s not science-based.”
Those were the recent words of nurse Kaci Hickox, who successfully fought Maine’s 21-day home quarantine order last week after she returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.
Hickox first made headlines last month after she was detained in a plastic isolation tent near the Newark airport and later transferred to Maine. The 33-year-old Hickox then defied Maine’s stay-at-home quarantine orders and went on a bike ride, prompting a showdown of sorts. Hickox’s defiance highlighted the science, fear, hysteria, and politics surrounding a disease that has no cure but just arrived to the United States—with four known cases nationwide—from Ebola-ravaged West Africa.
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