This is the same hospital that treated the nurse from Texas who came down with Ebola and it’s probably the best place for the patient to go. The NIH Clinical Center's Special Clinical Studies Unit in Bethesda, Maryland is where the patient will be treated as they are fully set up for isolation. BD
An American healthcare worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone and is being flown back to the United States for treatment, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.
The worker, who was not identified, had been volunteering at an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, one of the West African nations hardest hit by the epidemic.
The NIH said the patient will be transported in isolation on a chartered jet, and is expected to arrive Friday.
Word of the latest U.S. Ebola patient came as the World Health Organization marked a grim milestone in the epidemic. It announced Thursday that the virus has now killed more than 10,000 people since the outbreak began last year. Almost all of the victims have been in the three West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone