Nebraska Medicine reports that the health care worker who had a high risk exposure to Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has not tested positive and remains virus free. The patient has been monitored and tested inside their Biocontainment Unit.
“Our testing has shown no signs that this patient has developed Ebola,” said Phil Smith, M.D., medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medicine.
Patients are monitored for 21 days to make sure they do not develop an Ebola infection
The patient requested not to be identified. Upon release, the patient has asked Nebraska Medicine to share that he/she is looking forward to returning to Sierra Leone.
Nebraska Medicine previously had treated three patients. Dr. Richard Sacra was treated and released in September, NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo was treated and released in October. Dr. Martin Salia was gravely ill when he arrived in November and passed away less then two days later.