Nurse Quarantined for Ebola in New Jersey Now Somewhere in Maine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse who was quarantined at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is back in her home state of Maine.

Nurse Kaci Hickox left a New Jersey hospital on Monday and headed for home in northern Maine, where her partner is a nursing student at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

Her lawyer confirmed Tuesday that she’s in Maine, but her location was unknown. Her partner’s home in Fort Kent was quiet, with no sign of activity early Tuesday.

Maine health officials have announced that she’d agreed to be quarantined at home, even though she shows no Ebola symptoms. But her lawyer disagrees with officials over how long she’ll have to stay in seclusion.

Attorney Steve Hyman said Hickox deserves to be “honored, not detained” for her work in Africa.

(Copyright 2014 KRON 4 and the Associated Press, All rights reserved.)

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