Doctor Reportedly Exposed to Ebola in Africa Brought to U.S. Hospital

Doctor Reportedly Exposed to Ebola in Africa Brought to U.S. Hospital

US officials arranged the physician's travel, a spokesman for the medical center said.

However, Ebola has an incubation period rate of three weeks before symptoms can appear, meaning doctors are proceeding with caution. The quarantine could last up to two weeks.

"This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious", said Dr. Ted Cieslak, an infectious diseases specialist with Nebraska Medicine, in a statement.

"Should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them", Cieslak said in the release. He will be transferred to a special biocontainment once symptoms develop. The individual was transported by private plane and vehicle, they said.

After the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa, experts on the deadly disease from Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have "taken a leading role in training other health care workers across the USA and around the world in dealing with infectious diseases", according to the press release.

Second Largest Ebola Outbreak On Record The DRC is facing the second largest outbreak on record that has so far killed more than 350.

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And, in 2015, several other patients were monitored after exposures, none of whom developed the Ebola disease. Doctors are working with federal, state and county public health officials to monitor the doctor in a secure area separate from the public and other patients.

The disease caused by Ebola virus - an acute viral infection that affects humans and some animals. Early symptoms include headache, fever, chills and muscle pain.

Updates on the person's condition aren't anticipated "unless the need arises", the facility said.

Nebraska Medicine treated three patients with Ebola during the epidemic that ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from 2014 to 2016.

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

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