OMAHA, Nebraska (ABC) – An American health care professional providing medical care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who has recently been exposed to potential Ebola exposure, was flown back to the US on Saturday for a special bio-installation According to a hospital official, the department in Nebraska stressed that the person still has no symptoms of the deadly disease.
"This individual was monitored at various locations during the flight to the US and Omaha. This person is not symptomatic after any of these controls," University of Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson told ABC News Saturday night. "The person was also monitored after their arrival in Omaha and shown to be symptomatic."
While medical officials from the United States have not named the potentially exposed person, she is described in numerous media reports as a doctor. ABC News could not confirm this immediately.
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare, deadly disease that, according to US Center, can be transmitted through direct contact with an infected animal or a sick or dead person infected with the disease for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There is no approved vaccine or treatment for the devastating illness that a person can incubate for three weeks before the first symptoms that can cause fever, sore throat, muscle aches, and pain headache, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Usually vomiting, diarrhea, and rashes follow, and the liver and kidneys can break down before internal and external bleeding begins in some infected patients WHO.
The viruses that cause EVD are located primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, according to CDC.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo was plagued by the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. The disease, which began in August, has already infected more than 600 people and killed more than 300 people. Health professionals have come to the northeast of Congo to prevent the spread of the outbreak.
However, the humanitarian efforts were foiled by acts of violence the epicenter of the eruption that has turned into an active war zone.
Nebraska Medical Center officials also tried to reassure the public that the campus medical community is managing the situation well.
Exposed to the virus, but not ill and not contagious, "said Dr. Ted Cieslak, an infectious disease specialist and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The Nebraska's Biocontainment Unit Medical Centers is one of the few nationwide that has been specifically built and equipped for housing and monitoring individuals with potential exposure to a deadly disease, according to Wilson. "[…]" Immediately, "said Wilson," This person lives on one Place specially designed for this purpose. "
The person who was transported by private plane to the United States and transported by car is said to be under surveillance by federal, state, and district health authorities. [1
Ebola was first identified in 2003 as Congo, 1976. The deadly virus can infect a human who comes into contact with monkeys, bats and other wildlife that come into contact with a person's body fluids.