Tuesday, 18 June, 2019


American possibly exposed to Ebola to be monitored at Nebraska hospital

The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Modal Trigger The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Getty Images
Patty Aguilar | 01 January, 2019, 09:58

The person was treating patients outside the urban epicenter of the outbreak and had contact with a patient who was later diagnosed with Ebola, according to USA officials. The Nebraska Medical Center has one of the nation's few dedicated biocontainment units.

"This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious", said Dr. Ted Cieslak, an infectious diseases specialist with Nebraska Medicine, in a statement.

At this point, the person has not demonstrated any symptoms of the virus, but he or she "will be monitored closely", the facility said.

Second Largest Ebola Outbreak On Record The DRC is facing the second largest outbreak on record that has so far killed more than 350.

If symptoms develop and the person tests positive for the disease, the individual will be admitted to the medical center's biocontainment unit. Officials said the patient was transported by private plane and auto.

Doctors will work with federal, state and county public health officials to monitor the man and secure the area so no members of the public or other patients are exposed.

The disease caused by Ebola virus - an acute viral infection that affects humans and some animals.

Symptoms such as fever and abdominal pain may appear up to three weeks after contact with the deadly virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Congo has been battling an Ebola outbreak since August, culminating in 543 cases confirmed and 357 deaths as of late December, according to the World Health Organisation.

Nebraska Medicine, a network of hospitals, clinics and healthcare colleges, together with academic partner UNMC, are among world leaders in the treatment of Ebola. The quarantine could last up to two weeks.

The Ebola virus spreads to people through direct contact with bodily fluids of an infected person.

The Nebraska Medical Center's Biocontainment Unit is one of only several nationwide that was built and equipped for the specific objective of housing and monitoring individual who suffered possible exposure to a deadly disease, according to Wilson.

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