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Friday, December 19, 2014
Patient exposed to Ebola Discharged from NIH Clinical Center Today
The patient has shown no evidence of Ebola infection and will complete 21 days of monitoring.
Earlier today, the NIH Clinical Center discharged the patient who was admitted to the hospital on December 11 following a high-risk exposure to Ebola virus while providing bedside nursing care in Sierra Leone. We are happy to report that the patient has shown no clinical or laboratory evidence of Ebola infection and will complete 21 days of monitoring at a private residence in Virginia under the direction of the Virginia Department of Health. The patient feels well and has no fever. CDC guidelines pertaining to monitoring and isolation will be followed until the completion of the 21-day observation period from the time of reported exposure.
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