American Monitored For Ebola At Medical Center Released

Nebraska Medicine officials say the American health care provider being monitored for a possible exposure to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been released from Nebraska Medical Center. 

This individual never developed the potentially deadly disease and poses no risk to the public. This person, who requested privacy during the monitoring process, left the facility and the city of Omaha Saturday morning.

“This person completed the required 21-day monitoring period and did not develop symptoms of the disease,” says Dr. Ted Cieslak, infectious diseases specialist.   “Because this individual was symptom free throughout the monitoring period, it was determined they did not have Ebola, and therefore, were free to depart our facility and return home.”

Three patients with Ebola were treated at the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit in 2014. In 2015, several others were monitored after exposures, none of which developed the disease.

  

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