Sunday, December 30, 2018

[U] Just Like 2014-16 Ebola Outbreak, A US Doctor Has Been Brought To Omaha...

UPDATED: 01.13.2019 -- The doctor has been cleared. He does not have Ebola -- and has been released, to go home, from the University of Nebraska medical campus, in Omaha. End update.

The affected MD was exposed to ebola in the DRC a week ago, and is not sero-positive, nor symptomatic, but is being monitored for the required 21 day period -- about two weeks of which remain, unexpired.

I post this solely to allay fear. This is a safe and effective way to address the real risks that Doctors Without Borders volunteers face. Here's the story, from the Wa Po:

. . . .An American health worker who was possibly exposed to Ebola while treating patients in Congo was evacuated to the United States on Saturday and placed in a secure area at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, hospital officials said. The person has no symptoms of the deadly hemorrhagic fever. . . .

The doctor "is not ill and is not contagious," said Ted Cieslak, M.D., infectious diseases specialist with Nebraska Medicine. "Should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them."

No further updates will be given on the person's health status during the monitoring period, the release states. . . .

So it goes. Onward -- on a bright, clear and cold last Sunday of 2018 -- out, for one last workout. Take good care of all those who are precious to you. . . smile.


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