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Maine health officials are prepared to "pursue legal authority" to enforce a quarantine Tuesday as reports surfaced that Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and shows no symptoms of the virus, doesn't intend to obey the quarantine.
"We do not want to have to legally enforce in-home quarantine," Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the state Health and Human Services Department, said at a news conference. She wouldn't comment on Hickox's case specifically, but Hickox's attorney told the Bangor Daily News that his client — who was quarantined against her will in New Jersey upon her return to the U.S. — "doesn't want to agree to continue to be confined to a residence" beyond two days.
originally posted by: AshleyD
The darker side.of me secretly hopes she comes down with the virus just to calm her ego down.
originally posted by: tavi45
Calling someone who went to fight a terrible deadly disease in Africa selfish is some serious cognitive dissonance.
It's hard to believe that any attorney would advise his client to do this and/or intentionally release this information to the general public. For what reason?
originally posted by: kosmicjack
Any HCW in the field for the right reason and not just money or ego should grasp the concerns since we're talking about a level 4 pathogen.
originally posted by: Dimithae
a reply to: MrLimpet
Forced isolation and pull her license permanently.
This is one irresponsible person. I wouldn't want her treating me for anything.