The UNMC, located in Omaha, the largest city in the state of Nebraska, said the individual has now no Ebola symptoms but will be monitored, according to a press release from the college, Xinhua news agency reported. Health care workers from around the world have descended on northeastern Congo to help thwart the expansion of the outbreak. The individual was transported by private plane and vehicle, they said.
The doctor has not yet shown any symptoms, the Nebraska Medical said in a statement.
According to the hospital, the USA citizen has no Ebola symptoms, but will be monitored closely and if any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit will be activated and the person admitted.
But humanitarian efforts have been frustrated by violence at the epicenter of the outbreak, which has devolved into an active war zone.
The Ebola virus can not spread to others when a person shows no signs or symptoms of the disease. About a dozen USA government personnel, including Ebola experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are working on the Ebola response in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, about 1,000 miles away.
The medic, who is not exhibiting symptoms of Ebola, will remain under observation for up to two weeks at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska Medicine said in a statement.
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If the exposed person develops symptoms, Cieslak said, the Nebraska team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them because of the medical center's previous experience caring for Ebola patients. Monitoring could take as long as two weeks, the release states.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that the unidentified person was being monitored in a secure facility not accessible to the public or other patients.
At the moment, from the deadly disease died of 360 people, more than 200 have been treated.
Should symptoms develop, the healthcare worker would be moved to the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, one of only a few in the United States for treating infectious diseases. Unless the need arises, we will not be providing updates in the status of this individual during the monitoring period. In 2015, several others were monitored who had possibly been exposed.
The medical centre has a dedicated biocontainment unit and treated three Ebola patients in 2014.