Possible Ebola patient released from Nebraska hospital


An American being monitored at a Nebraska medical center for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus was released from the hospital, showing no signs of the disease.

The Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha said in a press release that the patient left the hospital on Saturday morning after completing a 21-day monitoring period.

The facility announced late last month that it was housing the person in an area safe and not accessible to other patients or the public. Person was not named after requesting privacy.

The person is an American who was providing medical assistance in the Congo, where a deadly outbreak of Ebola persisted for months.

The Nebraska Medical Center has a dedicated biocontainment unit and treated three Ebola patients in 2014.


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