Health Care

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

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

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.

Congo has been battling an Ebola outbreak since August, culminating in 543 cases confirmed and 357 deaths as of late December, according to the World Health Organisation. The individual was transported by private plane and auto, they said.

The unidentified individual had been in the country offering medical assistance at the time exposure may have occurred, according to a news release from Nebraska Medicine.

Taylor Wilson, a spokesman for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, said the potential exposure took place about a week ago. The outbreak in northeastern Congo has been especially hard to control because it is taking place in an active war zone.

Ebola can incubate for three weeks before symptoms emerge.

The individual is likely someone working with one of the medical charities caring for Ebola patients in the outbreak zone. U.S.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public. Early symptoms include headache, fever, chills and muscle pain. "Should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them", Cieslak said. The quarantine could last up to two weeks.

At the moment, from the deadly disease died of 360 people, more than 200 have been treated. The hospital also said it will not be providing updates on the person's status unless the person needs to be transferred to the special biocontainment unit.

The Nebraska Medical Center's Biocontainment Unit is one of only several nationwide that was built and equipped for the specific goal of housing and monitoring individual who suffered possible exposure to a deadly disease, according to Wilson.

The center where the physician is being held has experience treating Ebola patients and has a biocontainment unit to address symptoms if they develop.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


31 December 2018
Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend
Guardiola was also asked whether he would instil a different style of play in light of recent results: "Oh, I was waiting for that question".

31 December 2018
Floyd Mayweather Destroys Tenshin Nasukawa In One Round
Virtually unknown outside the kickboxing ring in his own country, Nasukawa from Chiba near Tokyo also boasts an unbeaten record. Mayweather, who has won all 50 of his professional fights, insisted he was "still retired" after the exhibition.

31 December 2018
Elizabeth Warren takes first steps towards 2020 run for the White House
But four years later she is now ready - although she will face a much larger field, including other liberal favorites like Vermont Sen.

31 December 2018
Samsung Galaxy A50 to feature 4000mAh battery
The Galaxy A50 is said to be powered by the Exynos 9610 chip, paired with 4GB of RAM. Samsung is reportedly working on a new smartphone in its mid-range Galaxy A-series.

31 December 2018
4 dead as storm sweeps through central Philippines
At least 57 people died in Bicol, where the almost ideal cone of Mayon Volcano is located. Local media have reported dozens missing or trapped by the landslides.

31 December 2018
James Harden on Oscar Robertson comparisons: That's what I play for
Gordon had 36 points, and Capela had 17 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks for Houston, which has lost three straight games. Fresh off the first MVP award of his career, James Harden and his Houston Rockets got off to a rocky start this season.

31 December 2018
Helicopter crashes near zip line in UAE, killing entire crew onboard
Social media were filled with tributes to the men as the news emerged, with many Emiratis offering condolences to loved ones. It shows the helicopter going into a tailspin after striking a cable and bursting into flames after crashing into mountains.

31 December 2018
Rohit to miss New Year Test against Australia
BCCI confirmed that although 31-year-old will miss India's fourth Test, he will be back in time for the ODI series. He will be missing the Sydney Test now after scoring fluent 63* in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test.

31 December 2018
Injuries a worry for Sarri as Chelsea beat Palace
Sarri said, "When we have to play against opponents who are very low, it's hard for the striker and wingers to find space". The Blues won 1-0 at Crystal Palace on Sunday and face Southampton on Wednesday in their first of seven games in January.

31 December 2018
Eagle lands on Notre Dame fan at of Cotton Bowl Classic
It was 23-3 at the half and once again the Fighting Irish looked outclassed against the best of the best. They were ranked 1-2 to start the season. "This is what we came here to do", Swinney said.