U.S. health officials said on Friday that a US health employee from Sierra Leone who got affirmative result of Ebola is now at a hospital in Maryland for she’s in serious state and another American who may have been exposed to the Ebola patient was also sent back to the US.
Earlier on Friday, the U.S. patient of Ebola was sent back to the US and was confined to the NIH’s high-security control center in Maryland. She is the 11th patient that was taken cared of in the United States, and now in a serious condition. The NIH did not say any further details about it.
In a statement by the aid group Partners in Health, the clinician was working for them in Sierra Leone and noted their coworker “remains in good spirits.”
Another American volunteer had “potential exposure” to that patient was being transported to the Atlanta to be near Emory University Hospital, which has treated other Ebola patients, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the United States, a comparatively silent stage for Ebola is a reminder that while the outspread of the disease has eased in West Africa, it is still not safe.
Counting some further Americans that are now in the NIH that might had been exposed to the health employee, that as an outcome of the newest case effective to outline the acquaintances of volunteers fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, says CDC.
According to the CDC, no one from these people together with the one sent to Atlanta has been confirmed affirmative of the virus. Nevertheless, according to the CDC it was effective with the State Department to build up strategy of sending back the Americans whose possible exposure to the United State where they will isolate themselves and be under direct CDC for 21 day observation.
This week, a British health employee who tested affirmative of Ebola while in Sierra Leon was sent back to Britain together with the other four that were under observation for probable infection.
Benjamin Haynes, spokesman of the CDC said that the bureau’s panel in Sierra Leone is still collecting details but no proof up to now that the U.S. and British cases are related.
There are concerning 10,000 natives who died in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, but only minimal cases were seen in the U.S., Britain and Spain.