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American monitored for Ebola at the Medical Center released

The patient being monitored for any exposure to the Ebola virus at Nebraska Medicine has been released, hospital officials say.

The unidentified US medical officer was to provide medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo when the exposure could have happened.

Nebraska Medicine said Saturday that the patient completed the 21-day monitoring period required and did not develop any symptoms.

Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said, "This individual never developed the potentially fatal disease and poses no risk to the public."

The patient left Nebraska Medicine and the city of Omaha this morning, tells the hospital KETV.

"Since this individual was symptom-free throughout the monitoring period, it was determined that they did not have Ebola and were therefore free to leave our facility and return home," Dr. Ted Cieslak, specialist in infectious diseases with Nebraska Medicine.

If the patient had developed Ebola, they would have been transferred to the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit where three patients with Ebola were treated in 201



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