The “Ebola nurse” from Doctors Without Borders who sued former Gov. Chris Christie over her three days spent in quarantine during the 2014 Ebola scare has returned to work for the humanitarian organization again.
Kaci Hickox, of Fort Kent, Maine, worked as an infectious disease public health nurse in Sierra Leone when the 2014 Ebola outbreak began in West Africa.
Her LinkedIn profile now says she’s an “infection prevention and control advisor” for Doctors Without Borders in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as of October 2018. She also updated her Facebook with the new position on Oct. 11.
Hickox, now 37, made international headlines for weeks when she was quarantined upon returning to the U.S. from Sierra Leone.
She was pulled aside for a health screening at Newark Liberty International Airport. A thermometer test registered a slight fever, leading officials to detain her at the airport for several hours before she was transferred to University Hospital in Newark.
Hickox was placed in quarantine in a clear-plastic isolation tent within the hospital but didn’t register a fever when doctors took her temperature.
She also tested negative for Ebola on her second day at the hospital, but spent another two days there in isolation
In October 2015, about a year after her quarantine, Hickox filed a lawsuit against former Gov. Chris Christie, claiming her rights were violated “for political gain.”
Christie was dismissive of the lawsuit.
“I’ve been sued lots of times before,” Christie said during a campaign event in 2015. “Get in line. I’m happy to take it on.”
However, he did apologize for the inconvenience she experienced, and stated the only motive behind her quarantine was public health.
The lawsuit’s settlement led to a quarantine “bill of rights” in 2017, which says that anyone suspected of contracting the Ebola virus cannot be quarantined without receiving the state’s written medical justification and a chance to challenge the decision.