American Medical Worker Exposed to Ebola Arrives at Nebraska Hospital for Observation

The new patient will be monitored for Ebola symptoms at the Omaha hospital. (PHOTO CREDIT: Nati Harnik/AP)

An American medical worker who was exposed to Ebola while in Sierra Leone arrived at Nebraska Medical Center Sunday for observation.

The patient “experienced a high-risk exposure” to the deadly virus but “is not ill and is not contagious,” hospital officials said in a statement.

“However, we will be taking all appropriate precautions,” Dr. Phil Smith, the medical director of the Omaha hospital’s Biocontainment Unit, said.

Officials said the patient will be monitored for signs of the infectious disease during the 21-day incubation period.

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SOURCE: NY Daily News
Victoria Taylor

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