- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska doctors treating an American health care worker who was exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone won’t discuss the case because of privacy concerns.

Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson said Monday that the patient wants the details of his or her care to remain private.

If the patient does test positive for Ebola, public health officials would report that. But the patient was not ill or contagious when he or she arrived at the Omaha hospital on Sunday.

The patient will be observed throughout the virus’ 21-day incubation period. Doctors and nurses are taking precautions as if the patient had Ebola

The Nebraska Medical Center treated three people with Ebola last fall. Two of those patients recovered, and one patient died.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide