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New Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.

The University of Texas at Arlington provided this undated photo of Kaci Hickox. (University of Texas at Arlington via AP)
The University of Texas at Arlington provided this undated photo of Kaci Hickox. (University of Texas at Arlington via AP)

The state Health Department said in a statement Monday that Kaci Hickox had been symptom-free for 24 hours and would be taken on a private carrier to Maine.

Hickox has complained about her treatment in New Jersey and was talking about suing. She was the first person forced into a mandatory quarantine in the state, announced Friday by. Gov. Chris Christie for people arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport from three West African countries.

Alta Charo, a professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School, joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the ethics and impact of quarantining people who may have had contact with Ebola patients.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this article.

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  • Alta Charo, professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

This segment aired on October 27, 2014.

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