Doctor exposed to Ebola placed in quarantine after return to US

An American physician exposed to Ebola while working in the Congo was placed Saturday in a secure area at the University of Nebraska, officials said.

The physician, whose name is being withheld, isn’t showing symptoms of the virus, officials at the medical center in Omaha, Nebraska said. The individual was transported by private plane and car, they said.

He or she will be kept in the secure area for up to two weeks and be taken to a specialized bio-containment unit if symptoms show up.

“This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,” Ted Cieslak, an infectious diseases specialist at the center, said. “Should any symptoms develop, the
Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them.”