HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Several people quarantined in Connecticut after returning from West Africa during the Ebola epidemic in 2014 are suing Governor Dannel P. Malloy and state health officials, saying they were essentially imprisoned based on politics and not for any legal or scientific reason.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
Yale Law School students filed the federal lawsuit Monday. The plaintiffs include a West African family of six and a current student and former student at the Yale School of Public Health.
The law students say the plaintiffs had no Ebola symptoms, but were illegally quarantined for two to three weeks. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages and an order preventing such quarantines in the future.READ MORE: Officials: Man Suspected Of Making Threats Against Texas Lawmakers Arrested
A Malloy adviser says the governor will continue to take necessary actions to protect the public.
The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States was in North Texas. Thomas Eric Duncan had come from Liberia to Dallas to visit family. When Duncan first became ill he went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, but was given medication and sent back home.State Fair Offers Hundreds Of Free Acts, Shows And Exhibits
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