Nurse quarantined over Ebola fears sues Gov. Chris Christie

The health care worker who sharply criticized being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital last year because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie and health officials.

Attorneys for Kaci Hickox filed the federal civil rights lawsuit in Newark on Thursday.

Hickox is a nurse who was working with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone during last year's deadly Ebola outbreak. She was stopped when she arrived at Newark Liberty International airport and questioned over several hours before being sent to stay in quarantine in a tent outside of a hospital in Newark.

A spokesman for the state's attorney general says he has no comment. A spokesman for Christie didn't immediately return requests for comment on the lawsuit.