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November 3rd, 2014
11:26 PM ET

Kaci Hickox on fighting her quarantine: It is an extreme policy with no science behind it

Nurse Kaci Hickox doesn't have Ebola. She never tested positive for the virus after treating patients in West Africa and returning to the U.S. Still, she reached a deal with health officials in her home state of Maine today. It will allow her to travel freely in public, as long as she closely monitors her health until the incubation period for the disease expires on November 10.

Hickox landed in the middle of the Ebola quarantine debate, right after she arrived at Newark Airport from Sierra Leone. She was isolated in a tent. She caused further controversy after returning to Maine and leaving her house, to make a point she went for a bike ride.

Kaci tells Anderson the biggest reason she fought her quarantine was her fear of what fellow aid workers would face when they return to the U.S.

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