Quarantined Nurse Criticizes Treatment


newark-airportIn a first-person essay published on Shabbos on the Dallas Morning News’ website, a nurse who was quarantined after returning from working in West Africa expresses anger and frustration at how she was treated upon landing at Newark Liberty International Airport. Kaci Hickox writes her temperature read normally upon landing, but four hours later, after being held in a room “with no explanation,” her fever registered 101 degrees on a forehead scanner operated by a “smug”-looking officer. She attributes the above-normal reading to being flush with anxiety over being detained without explanation.

She says that when her temperature was taken again at University Hospital in Newark, it was back to a normal 98.6 degrees. Though a preliminary test for Ebola came back negative for Hickox, she is to remain under a 21-day quarantine. Read more at the Dallas Morning News.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. lets see if obama would go directly to africa and help some of the sick people in africa with american know how. he is not afraid… he told us nothing to be afraid of and restricting travel would make ebola worse. i believe him!