The five people being monitored in Omaha after possibly being exposed to Ebola have completed their quarantine period.
Four have left the Omaha area. The fifth, who had a heart ailment over the weekend, has been discharged by Nebraska Medicine and will leave the area soon.
Nebraska Medicine abided by the privacy request made by the five patients and did not disclose their names or genders.
All five were monitored twice daily on the medical center campus in a joint effort of Nebraska Medicine, the Douglas County Health Department, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
All five served as health care workers on a medical mission in Sierra Leone with a colleague who tested positive for Ebola and is being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.
Nebraska Medicine says the five were brought to Omaha “out of an abundance of caution,” to be near the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit for treatment if necessary.