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UTA Graduate Upset Over Ebola Quarantine

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NEWARK (CBSDFW.COM) - A nurse with North Texas connections has been placed in isolation after returning from West Africa, despite testing negative for Ebola.

Kaci Hickox, a University of Texas- Arlington graduate, returned from Sierra Leona Friday where she worked with Doctors Without Borders.

When taking her forehead temperature at Newark International Airport upon her arrival back to the United States, Hickok had a fever.
The nurse was then rushed to the hospital, placed in isolation, and had her blood tested.
That test came back negative for Ebola. Yet, Hickok remains under quarantine.

In a letter given to the Dallas Morning News, Hickox wrote, "I am scared about how health care workers will be treated at airports when they declare that they have been fighting Ebola in West Africa. I am scared that, like me, they will arrive and see a frenzy of disorganization, fear and, most frightening, quarantine."

After a doctor with Doctors Without Borders tested positive last week for Ebola in New York City, both New York and New Jersey governors announced they will order mandatory 21-day quarantine periods, if needed.

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