Court Rejects Ebola Quarantine Effort Against Nurse

"Misconceptions, misinformation, bad science and bad information," charges the judge.


FORT KENT — Kaci Hickox is free to leave her home for now.

A judge's ruling Friday dealt a setback to Maine health officials' efforts to restrict the nurse's movements because she had recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa.

Chief District Court Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere rejected the state's argument that Hickox posed a public health threat and should be prevented from leaving her house in Fort Kent or interacting with the public.