Monday, 25 March, 2019

US health care worker with possible exposure to Ebola evacuated to Nebraska

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Ben Pena | 01 January, 2019, 10:02

In the years since the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa, infectious disease experts from Nebraska Medicine and its academic partner the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have taken a leading role in training other health care workers across the USA and around the world in dealing with infectious diseases such as Ebola.

Nebraska Medical Center looked after three patients with Ebola who were brought back to the United States for care during the West African Ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015.

During the Ebola outbreak in 2014, the NBU treated 3 patients, said UNMC on its website.

Dr. Ted Cieslak, infectious diseases specialist with the hospital and associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, said the person is not officially a patient.

The outbreak, which is believed to have begun in late April, is the second largest on record.

If symptoms develop and the person tests positive for the disease, the individual will be admitted to the medical center's biocontainment unit.

Nebraska Medical Center officials said that the physician was transported to the facility from the Congo by private plane and vehicle.

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Moreover, a person can get the Ebola virus through sexual contact, says the CDC.

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

He or she will be kept in the secure area for up to two weeks and be taken to a specialized bio-containment unit if symptoms show up. Early symptoms include headache, fever, chills and muscle pain.

The patient - who has not been named due to privacy reasons - is being held in an area that is not accessible by the public or other patients.

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

Should symptoms develop, the health care worker would be moved to the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, one of only a few in the United States for treating infectious diseases.

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