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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Do Ebola Quarantines Violate Civil Rights? We Want to Hear from You!

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey following her return from West Africa was returned to her home state of Maine on Monday after retaining a lawyer and threatening to file a civil rights lawsuit. 
Although Hickox has tested negative for Ebola, the disease is believed by the CDC to have an incubation period of up to 21 days. As a safety precaution, New York, New Jersey and Illinois have enacted a mandatory 21 day quarantine policy for anyone who has had contact with those infected with Ebola.
Nurse Hickox believed that the quarantine was a violation of her civil rights and even though she has been released and returned to Maine my still file an action in Federal Court. 
The Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont & Associates want to hear from you.  What do you think? Is the quarantine policy a violation of civil rights or is it a reasonable precaution for the safety of the general public?
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