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Court Officially Orders Kaci Hickox, That Nurse Refusing Ebola Quarantine, To Stay Three Feet Away From EVERYONE!
Kaci Hickox is in a bit of an awkward situation.
She's currently fighting for her rights — but also making people really nervous at the same time.
Kaci is a nurse who returned from helping Ebola sufferers in Africa. Upon landing in New Jersey, even though she was self-monitoring for ebola symptoms and had no fever, she was involuntarily quarantined.
After lawyering up, she was allowed to return home to Maine.
But before she even got there, Maine's governor said
Sandra Bullock doesn't hesitate when things get serious — she springs into action!
Must be all that time spent playing secret agents and cops and other heroes.
When an extra collapsed on the set of her current movie, Our Brand Is Crisis, she immediately went to help her fallen castmember.
Everyone's shook now!
The governors of the states of New York and New Jersey have, along with the rest of the country, been pretty shaken up by the news that a doctor who took a night out in the town has a confirmed case of the Ebola virus.
We've previously reported about how Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated for the scary virus after he returned from Guinea where he volunteered to treat people sick with the virus.
Well, the rules are apparently about to change, and these two governors have ordered a mandatory quarantine for anyone who arrives in an airport who have had any contact with the virus in West Africa.
And that quarantine will last 21 days for anyone who has had contact with the virus — including medical personnel and just regular airline passengers.
Both NJ governor Chris Christie and NY governor Andrew Cuomo said they needed to make rules more strict than the advised guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Here's what governor Cuomo said
We're seeing more and more that just because you have Ebola that doesn't mean it's a death sentence, thank goodness!
Nurse Nina Pham became the first person on American soil to contract the deadly virus, after she was caring for Thomas Duncan in Dallas.
But the nurse is now cured of the illness and hugged President Obama because she survived!
We have another case of Ebola on our hands!
Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician, recently returned to the states after helping infected people in West Africa, and he exhibited symptoms of the deadly disease on Thursday.
The 33-year-old returned on October 17th, and after a full day day out and about, Spencer started exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms. He'd gone jogging, bowling, to a restaurant, and traveled on the subway as well.