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A state judge in Maine has sided with nurse Kaci Hickox and rejected a request by state officials that her movements be restricted out of an abundance of caution over her recent exposure to the Ebola virus while treating patients in West Africa.

Chief District Court Judge Charles LaVerdiere had been asked to order Ms. Hickox to comply with the demands of state health officials, including banning her from public transportation, movie theaters, and crowded shopping areas.

In rejecting the request, the judge said in a four-page order issued on Friday that Hickox does not show any symptoms of Ebola and therefore is not infectious.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2014/1031/Ebola-quarantine-why-judge-sided-with-nurse-Kaci-Hickox