FORT KENT (AP) — A nurse who successfully fought Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients said she had no option but to challenge how medical professionals were being treated.

Kaci Hickox said in an interview with the Maine Sunday Telegram she was fighting for the rights of other U.S. medical workers who are trying to bring the deadly outbreak under control in West Africa.

After she arrived in Maine last week, state health officials went to court in an attempt to bar her from crowded public places. A judge ruled Friday she must continue daily monitoring of her health but can go wherever she pleases.

But Hickox now said she will respect the wishes of town residents and avoid going into town during the illness’s 21-day incubation period, which for her ends Nov. 10.


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