Fourth possible Ebola patient arriving in Omaha

A fourth possible Ebola patient has arrive in Omaha for observation. (Photo courtesy mpburrows/Flickr)
January 4, 2015 - 2:13pm

Another potential Ebola patient is arriving at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha for observation and possibly treatment. An American health care worker who was exposed to the virus while working in Sierra Leone in West Africa was flown to Nebraska Medicine Sunday afternoon

Officials at Nebraska Medicine say the individual is not ill and has not shown symptoms of the virus. Still, the person was transported in a private air ambulance and will be isolated in the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medicine to be monitored by doctors and nurses.

"This patient will be under observation in the same room used for treatment of the first three patients and will be carefully monitored to see if Ebola disease develops," Dr. Phil Smith, director of the bicontainment unit, said in a news release.

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