Americans returning from West Africa to be monitored for Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says several Americans who may have been exposed to the virus in Sierra Leone would be monitored.

ATLANTA (AP) – Public health officials say a number of Americans will return from West Africa to be monitored after possibly being exposed to Ebola.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says several Americans who may have been exposed to the virus in Sierra Leone would be monitored. The CDC is not specifying how many Americans are coming back, but University of Nebraska Medical Center officials say they’ll be monitoring four.

Earlier this week, an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was brought to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, for treatment. The patient is a clinician working with Partners in Health, a Boston-based nonprofit organization.

The CDC says another American will be brought to Atlanta for monitoring.

Officials have said several Americans will be monitored near Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

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