U.S. Doctor Exposed To Ebola In West Africa Arrives At NIH For Observation

News outlets report on the admission of a U.S. doctor who was exposed to Ebola in West Africa to the NIH in Maryland for observation and enrollment in a clinical study.

The Hill: NIH to admit patient exposed to Ebola
“The National Institutes of Health will admit a patient who was exposed to Ebola in the next few days, the organization said on Saturday. The health facility did not disclose the patient’s name, but said the American doctor came into contact with the virus while volunteering at an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone…” (Hattem, 9/27).

Politico: U.S. doc exposed to Ebola now at NIH
“An American physician exposed to Ebola while caring for patients in West Africa has arrived at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Sunday afternoon, the NIH confirmed…” (Levine, 9/27).

Reuters: Maryland hospital to care for U.S. doctor exposed to Ebola in West Africa
“…The patient, who has not been identified, was expected to be admitted on Sunday to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for observation and to enroll in a clinical study, the institute said...” (Herskovitz, 9/28).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.