Ebola: US nurse ‘to take legal action’ over confinement

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A US nurse held in quarantine in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she will challenge her confinement in a federal court. Kaci Hickox said she was made to feel like a criminal after returning from Sierra Leone last Friday. Her lawyer says the case has raised “serious constitutional and civil liberties issues”. The White House and mayor of New York have expressed concerns over new strict quarantine orders in several US states. The new rules require a mandatory 21-day quarantine period for all health workers who have had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa and just returned to the US. ‘Too broad’ The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, said that…

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