Doctor exposed to Ebola placed in quarantine after return to US

Doctor exposed to Ebola placed in quarantine after return to US

"Should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them".

Symptoms such as fever and abdominal pain may appear up to three weeks after contact with the deadly virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The individual was transported to the NBU by private plane and automobile.

The doctor, who wasn't identified due to privacy concerns, arrived at a medical center in Omaha, Neb., which has previously treated Ebola patients and is partnered with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the university said in a statement. A spokesperson for the State Department, which arranged the doctor's travel, said the doctor was moved safely and securely.

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease most commonly affecting people and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Since August, the Democratic Republic of the Congo health ministry says there have been at least 593 confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola and at least 360 people have died. "We are not aware of any other United States citizens with potential exposures to Ebola at this time, and there is no health risk to the U.S. public due to this evacuation", says the CDC.

Amoz Oz, iconic Israeli novelist and peace activist, is dead at 79
After serving in the Israeli military in the Six Day War in 1967, Oz opposed the annexation of Palestinian territories. Fania Oz-Salzberger said on Twitter that her father had died and offered thanks to "those who loved him".

Observation of the individual could last as long as two weeks and is being done in a location that neither the public nor patients can access, the facility said. Symptoms include fever, severe headache, diarrhea, and unexplained bleeding or bruising.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that the unidentified person was being monitored in a secure facility not accessible to the public or other patients.

The current outbreak in the Congo is the second largest of all-time, after almost 1,200 people died of the virus in 2016. Nebraska Medical Center is one of a handful of places in the United States that has a dedicated biocontainment unit.

No updates will be given on the person's status during the monitoring period unless needed, the release also states. In 2015, several others were monitored who had possibly been exposed.

Related Articles

  • Alabama beats Oklahoma in Orange Bowl to advance to title

    Alabama beats Oklahoma in Orange Bowl to advance to title

    One scan of social media during and after the game, and you'd see any and all variations of this talking point. Southern Cal was No. 1 all season until losing to Texas and Vince Young in the national championship game.
    Iowa, Washington governors make tasty bet over football game

    Iowa, Washington governors make tasty bet over football game

    The Cougars restored their two-touchdown advantage on Minshew's 9-yard touchdown pass to Dezmon Patmon with 1:02 left in the half. James Williams has a team-high 76 catches, but his 7.4 yards per reception ranks lowest among the top 10 receivers.
    Sears is closing two more Triangle stores

    Sears is closing two more Triangle stores

    Customers can use the store locator function on our web sites to find the location of their nearest Kmart and Sears stores. When Sears filed for bankruptcy on October 15, it announced the closing of 142 stores out of its approximately 700.
  • Ravens enter playoffs as 1 of the league’s hottest teams

    Ravens enter playoffs as 1 of the league’s hottest teams

    Flacco was behind center in 2012, when Baltimore captured its last division crown and ultimately won the Super Bowl. Mayfield finished 23-of-42 passing for 376 yards, with the three TDs and three interceptions for a 79.1 rating.
    Netflix's Bird Box Reaches 45 Million Views in First Week

    Netflix's Bird Box Reaches 45 Million Views in First Week

    This weekend brought news that Bird Box now holds the record for the most watches in a single week for a Netflix movie. I'd hope we can assume there's a good faith basis for saying 45 million, but there aren't any more details offered.
    Report details Samsung Galaxy A50 with 4,000mAh battery, 24MP camera

    Report details Samsung Galaxy A50 with 4,000mAh battery, 24MP camera

    The Samsung Galaxy A50 is expected to launch running on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box based on its own One UI. This is particularly true for mid-range smartphones from Samsung , and Galaxy A50 happens to be one of them.
  • OR  hotel fires employees who called police on black guest

    OR hotel fires employees who called police on black guest

    He said employees at the DoubleTree called the police after he took a call from his mother in the lobby on December 22. The security guard "Earl" decided that he would call the police on me, the exact reason is still unclear to me.
    The Essential Phone is effectively discontinued

    The Essential Phone is effectively discontinued

    At the moment, there's no word on when the phone maker will unveil its next mobile product or reveal what it exactly is. The device went out of stock during the holiday season not only on the Essential Shop but also on third-party websites.
    Quake  of 7.2 magnitude strikes southern Philippines - US Geological Survey

    Quake of 7.2 magnitude strikes southern Philippines - US Geological Survey

    Earlier, Solidum had said that as a precaution, they advise people to stay away from coastal areas. It advised people not to venture near the beach or go to the coast fronting Philippines Sea.
  • Tesla Has Over 3000 Model 3s Left in US Inventory

    Tesla Has Over 3000 Model 3s Left in US Inventory

    Mr Musk and Tesla will each pay a separate $20m (£15m) penalty, with the money distributed to "harmed investors", the SEC said. However, it's not just Tesla devotees that he's been pitching on the purchase of a new vehicle.
    Google rolls out text message spam protection features

    Google rolls out text message spam protection features

    However, those who do are getting a pop up at the bottom of the app offering the feature and allowing you to turn it off. When it does hit your device, you should see a notification similar to that above when launching Messages.
    Floyd Mayweather Defeats Tenshin Nasukawa via TKO in New Year's Eve Exhibition

    Floyd Mayweather Defeats Tenshin Nasukawa via TKO in New Year's Eve Exhibition

    Floyd Mayweather had his way with Tenshin Nasukawa during today's exhibition boxing bout at Rizin FF 14. However, just as abruptly as it was announced, it was called off just three days later.