A Maine State Police officer walks in front of the home where Kaci Hickox is staying with her boyfriend Theodore Michael Wilbur on October 30, 2014 in Fort Kent, Maine. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP)
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A nurse defied Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients, leaving her home for a bike ride.The governor's office and Hickox's lawyers would not comment.State officials were going to court in an effort to detain Hickox for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10Hickox, 33, told reporters that she hoped for a compromise with health officials, but her actions indicated she had no intention of remaining in isolation.It was the second time Hickox broke quarantine.Maine health officials could have a tough time convincing a judge that Hickox poses a threat, said attorney Jackie L. Caynon III, who specializes in health law in Massachusetts.Guidelines from the CDC recommend daily monitoring for health care workers like Hickox who have come into contact with Ebola patients.
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