Sunday, September 28, 2014

National Institutes of Health: Patient exposed to Ebola lands at Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK), Maryland

John Burklow of the National Institutes of Health said Sunday that an American doctor exposed to Ebola, but not confirmed to have the virus, landed at the Frederick Municipal Airport before being taken to the NIH clinical center in Bethesda.

A Maryland State Police escort accompanied an ambulance to the clinical center.

In a news release issued Saturday, the NIH said the doctor, who was volunteering at an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone, would be admitted to the clinical center out of "an abundance of caution."

Exposure to Ebola does not necessarily mean infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"This situation is of minimal risk to NIH staff and the public," the NIH release says.

More information will be released by NIH later today, Burklow said.

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