(NEWSER) – Kaci Hickox's time being treated like a "criminal" by the state of New Jersey is coming to an end.ABC News reports the state this morning announced that it will release the nurse, who flew into New Jersey on Friday after working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, from forced quarantine. The New Jersey Department of Health says in a statement that Hickox has "thankfully been symptom free for the last 24 hours," and is being discharged following an evaluation by the CDC.
"After consulting with her, she has requested transport to Maine, and that transport will be arranged via a private carrier not via mass transit or commercial aircraft." Hickox plans to file a federal lawsuit over her quarantine, which she earlier said was taking place in an unheated tent. The NJDOH yesterday described it as a "climate-controlled, indoor, extended care area."
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