MAINE -- Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who recently returned from treating patients in West Africa, is urging common sense.
"You can hug me, you can shake my hand, there is no way that I would give you Ebola," she says.
“She doesn't have the symptoms, and the medical community continues to tell us that as long as she doesn't have the symptoms, she's not at risk with regard to being contagious to other people,” echoes her attorney, Norman Siegel.
But Maine health officials disagree.
"There are other cases where individuals have not tested positive, did not believe they were symptomatic, and quickly developed symptoms while they were out in the public," says Maine health commissioner Mary Mayhew.
Hickox is so unconcerned, she is flatly refusing a mandatory 21-day quarantine. She even went for a bike ride Thursday morning, while reporters were camped across the street.
It all may end up playing out in court.