BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — An American nurse who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone is being admitted to the National Institutes of Health near Washington, D.C.
The NIH says in a statement that the nurse was expected to be admitted to the Bethesda facility on Thursday. The NIH says the nurse has not tested positive for the deadly virus. The nurse’s identity was not released.READ MORE: 'It's Ridiculous': Drivers React To Increase In Gas Prices
An NIH spokeswoman says the nurse will be taken to a special unit designed to isolate transmissible diseases.READ MORE: 'Let's Go For It': Western Maryland Residents React To Letters From Republican Lawmakers To West Virginia Asking To Be Adopted By The State
The hospital previously helped treat a Dallas nurse infected while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who fell ill with Ebola shortly after arriving in the U.S. and later died. The nurse, Nina Pham, survived and is Ebola-free.MORE NEWS: Aromatherapy Spray Linked To US Deaths Faces Recall
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