American healthcare worker monitored for Ebola in Nebraska

An American healthcare worker who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while working in West Africa has been transported to Omaha, Neb., for monitoring, according to a KETV report.

After being transported by private air carrier to Omaha, the individual will voluntarily stay at a private residence, away from the public, for a 21-day incubation period while being monitored. The residence is located near the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha — the only Ebola treatment center in the state — should the healthcare worker need treatment for Ebola.

Thus far, the individual has not shown any symptoms of the virus and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has assured the community there is no concern of risk to the public, according to the report.

 

 

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