U.S. Ebola Patient Now in Critical Condition: NIH

This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)

Ebola-CDC brief

 
WASHINGTON (Reuters)—An American being treated for Ebola was in critical condition Monday, the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Maryland said.

The healthcare worker was evacuated from West Africa and arrived at the NIH clinical center on Friday. The clinician, who has not been identified, was working with Partners In Health at the medical aid group’s Sierra Leone Ebola center.

Partners in Health said in a statement that 10 of its clinicians in Sierra Leone came to the aid of their ailing colleague. They were all subsequently identified as contacts of the patient being treated at NIH.

 

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