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Nurse Quarantined Over Ebola Has No Plan To Sue

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PORTLAND, Maine (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A nurse who's suing over being quarantined in New Jersey says there are no plans to bring a similar lawsuit in Maine.

Attorneys for Kaci Hickox said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the state health department illegally held her against her will last year after she returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

Hickox tested negative for Ebola in two tests, but was kept quarantined for more than two days. She was then driven to Maine, where she rejected the state's voluntary quarantine.

A Maine judge later ruled that she could go wherever she pleased as long as she continued daily monitoring of her health.

Hickox, who's now living in Oregon, said she was largely satisfied by the judge's ruling in Maine.

Last year, Tarrant County officials honored Dr. Kent Brantly. The Fort Worth physician contracted the Ebola virus while on a medical missionary trip to Africa. he not only survived but later donated blood to try and help other infected patients.

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