Additional HCWs Possibly Exposed To Ebola In Sierra Leone Evacuated To U.S.

CNN: Americans exposed to Ebola return from Africa for monitoring
“Eight American aid workers who were exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone have been flown back to the United States where health authorities will watch them closely for signs of the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three more exposed workers are due to arrive back in the United States on Monday…” (Cohen/Almasy, 3/15).

Deutsche Welle: Americans flown from Africa to U.S. for Ebola checks
“…The individuals had been transported in non-commercial aircraft and had been allotted — alongside Nebraska — to clinics in Maryland and Atlanta, the CDC said. The individuals would undergo monitoring over a 21-day period stipulated to establish whether the virus was not present or incubating…” (3/14).

The Hill: CDC: Other Americans possibly exposed to Ebola
“…The health workers, who are all volunteers helping to treat patients in West Africa, had been in close contact with another American health worker who was diagnosed with Ebola on Friday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…” (Ferris, 3/13).

New York Times: Americans Evacuated From Sierra Leone After Possible Ebola Contact
“…Dr. Peter George, director of the Sierra Leone hospital where some of the workers were volunteering, said by phone on Saturday that an investigation was focusing on the possibility that the clinician had been exposed to Ebola while removing protective clothing on his way out of the high-risk zone at an Ebola treatment unit supported by Partners in Health near the hospital…” (Fink, 3/14).

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