The Reuters news agency recently reported that at least ten Americans, who are possibly exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, were being flown from Sierra Leone to the United States for further medical observation, on Saturday.
Moreover, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all the individuals, who are free of symptoms, were transported by non-commercial air transport and they will stay in houses near the Medical Center at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. The individuals will follow the center’s monitoring and guidelines during the crucial 21-day incubation time. In case someone shows any symptoms of the virus outbreak, they will be transported to the special Ebola treatment center for evaluation and care.
The NIH (National Institute of Health), also announced that the American healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola while he was in Sierra Leone, arrived in the U.S. on Friday, in critical condition. It remains unclear how the person became infected with Ebola.
While Ebola has already killed about 10,000 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, only a few cases have been observed in the rest of the world, in countries including United States, Spain and United Kingdom.