American Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola, Will Be Transported To U.S. For Treatment

March 12, 2015 10:02 PM

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American Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola, Will Be Transported To U.S. For Treatment

An American health worker has tested positive for Ebola in West Africa, and will be transported, via private charter, to Bethesda, Maryland for treatment at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. According to a press release from the hospital, the health worker had been volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone before the diagnosis. No other information about the person was released.

The NIH Clinical Center has one of just a handful of biocontainment units in the U.S. that are equipped to receive and treat patients that require high levels of isolation. The facility, known as the Special Clinical Studies Unit, is prepared to handle highly infectious specimens and is staffed by h...

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