Quarantined nurse returns to Doctors Without Borders

A public health nurse is rejoining the group she worked for while treating Ebola patients before being quarantined in New Jersey.

Kaci Hickox started a new job this week with Doctors Without Borders as an infection prevention and control adviser. She says she will be based in Amsterdam and moved there two weeks ago.

She was working with the group in Sierra Leone in 2014 before she was quarantined upon her return in New Jersey despite showing no symptoms of the disease.

She eventually traveled her to home in Fort Kent, Maine, where she defied another quarantine attempt. She’s been living in Oregon for the past few years.

Last year, New Jersey settled a lawsuit by putting in place new rules to ensure that a person is quarantined only when it’s medically necessary.


This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Sierra Leone.