Ebola Aid Worker Coming To Atlanta After Possible Virus Exposure

first_img Share For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Add to My List In My List An American citizen who was potentially exposed to the Ebola virus is being flown from Sierra Leone to the Atlanta area in order to be close to Emory University Hospital.The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Friday the individual, who isn’t being named, “has not shown symptoms of Ebola and has not been diagnosed” with the disease. Still, the individual will voluntarily self-isolate and stay under monitoring for 21 days, or the virus’ incubation period.The person is thought to have come in contact with another American aid worker who recently contracted the disease. That individual arrived at the Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Friday for care and treatment.The CDC says it’s monitoring others tied to this case, including other American aid workers, in Sierra Leone. None of tested positive for Ebola. “Out of an abundance of caution, CDC and the State Department are developing contingency plans for returning those Americans with potential exposure to the U.S. by non-commercial air transport,” the CDC said in a press release. “Those individuals will voluntarily self-isolate and be under direct active monitoring for the 21-day incubation period.” last_img read more