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American Healthcare Workers Leave Sierra Leone Over Ebola Fears

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on March 16, 2015 at 4:46 PM
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 American Healthcare Workers Leave Sierra Leone Over Ebola Fears

Ten American healthcare workers in Ebola struck Sierra Leone are being evacuated to United States over possible Ebola exposure, as one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly virus.

The group of aid workers with the charity 'Partners in Health' are being flown via non-commercial aircraft, said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). None of the workers have currently been sick, but if any of the workers show Ebola symptoms they will be taken to a specialized treatment center for evaluation and care.


"The workers will remain near the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the National Institutes of Health or Emory University Hospital, all of which are equipped to treat Ebola patients. Individuals will follow CDC's recommended monitoring and movement guidelines, including direct active monitoring and, as appropriate, voluntary self isolation during the 21-day incubation period," said the CDC.

The clinician who tested positive for the disease is being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center near the US capital and was reportedly in a serious condition on Friday.

Source: Medindia


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