NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The health care worker now quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.
Kaci Hickox told the Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1w4Vi4J) she stopped at Newark Liberty International and questioned over several hours after touching down Friday. She said none of those who questioned her would say what was going on or what would happen to her.
Hickox is a nurse who had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone. Officials say she was taken to a hospital after developing a fever, but Hickox says she was merely flushed because she was upset by the process.
Hickox tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation. Hospital officials would not say whether she would remain there for the entire 21-day state-ordered quarantine period.