Nurse tests negative for Ebola in NJ, discharged

A nurse who had been monitored for Ebola in isolation in New Jersey has been symptom free for 24 hours, and will be released on Monday.

Kaci Hickox, who had been working with Ebola patients before arriving in Newark airport last week, will be discharged from University Hospital, but is still technically subject to the state's 21-day quarantine policy, according to a statement from the office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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She has requested to be transported to Maine, and that transport will be arranged through private carrier, the statement said.

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"Health officials in Maine have been notified of her arrangements and will make a determination under their own laws on her treatment when she arrives," the governor's office said.

After spending a month treating patients in Sierra Leone, Hickox arrived in Newark airport, and was intensely questioned by authorities, she said in interviews with several media outlets. Sensitivity to the deadly disease has been heightened since a doctor tested positive in New York City on Thursday.

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