Another American with Ebola discharged after six-week hospital stay
NBC News reports:
An American doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone last month has gone quietly home after spending six weeks at Emory University’s special biocontainment unit, the hospital said Monday. The doctor, who has asked not to be named for now, was working for the World Health Organization when he was infected.
His treatment and recovery hasn’t been covered wall to wall like the other Ebola patients, who include medical missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, both treated at Emory, and Dr. Rick Sacra and NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, both treated at Nebraska Medical Center. Emory’s also treating Dallas nurse Amber Vinson, infected while treating the only U.S. Ebola patient to have died, Thomas Eric Duncan. A second nurse infected while treating Duncan, Nina Pham, is in a special unit at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, D.C….
Doesn’t it just give you that warm fuzzy feeling to realize we’re only just now finding out about this? I wonder how many people with Ebola are currently hospitalized. Worse still, I wonder how people who’ve been exposed are walking around out there right now, unidentified.
Oh well. No need to worry. Obama has assured us: “So far, we’ve only got one person dying of Ebola.”