Physician monitored for Ebola released from Nebraska Medical Center

Public health officials at Omaha-based Nebraska Medical Center released a U.S. physician they had been monitoring for Ebola symptoms, according to a news release from the hospital.

The individual did not develop the disease and does not pose a risk to the public, the medical center said.

"This person completed the required 21-day monitoring period and did not develop symptoms of the disease," said Ted Cieslak, MD, an infectious diseases specialist at Nebraska Medicine.

The physician was admitted to the medical center Dec. 29 for monitoring after a potential Ebola exposure in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nebraska Medicine has monitored several people for Ebola since the virus outbreak in 2014. The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit for treatment was used to treat three Ebola patients in 2014.

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