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American doctor possibly exposed to Ebola brought to us for treatment



An American doctor who has been exposed to the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has received medical treatment. The doctor has been providing medical assistance in the central African country, where over 300 people have broken out in the latest Ebola.

The doctor has not shown any symptoms, the Nebraska Medical said in a statement. The doctor is being monitored in a secure area that is not accessible to the public or any patients.

Should any symptoms develop, the medical center will activate the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit and provide regular updates.

"This person has been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious," said Ted Cieslak MD Nebraska Medicine and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.

Nebraska treated three patients with Ebola during the 201

4 outbreak. In 2015, the current Ebola outbreak began on Aug. 1, 2018, in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (1965). There have been 543 confirmed cases and 48 probable cases in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, according to the World Health Organization. Three hundred and nine deaths have been confirmed as related to the virus.

Oxfam said Friday it was suspending Ebola response after violent protests, including an attack on a clinic in Beni where possible Eloba cases are being investigated. The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission is delaying voting in Ebola-affected eastern cities of Beni and Butembo until March, two months after the new president is set to sworn in.


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