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Ebola patient at NIH in critical condition

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9/AP) -- The American healthcare worker admitted to the The National Institutes of Health (NIH) with Ebola is in critical condition.

The patient's status changed on Monday from serious to critical. No additional details have been released about the patient at this time.

Healthcare worker with Ebola now at NIH

The patient was admitted to NIH Friday. According to NIH, the healthcare worker tested positive for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone after volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit.

The individual was taken to the U.S. in isolation in a chartered aircraft. This is the second patient with the Ebola virus to be treated at the NIH Clinical Center.

Besides the man at NIH, there are 12 other Partners in Health workers being brought to the United States for monitoring.

One of those being monitored has developed symptoms of Ebola and was being moved to an isolation unit, hospital officials said in a news release Monday. Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson said the individual developed symptoms Sunday evening and was hospitalized as a precaution. Wilson declined to describe the symptoms, but said they had resolved Monday.

None of those being monitored has tested positive for Ebola.

The National Institutes of Health said it has no other pending admissions of additional patients with the Ebola virus or who have been exposed to Ebola.

CDC workers in Sierra Leone are involved in investigating the illness of the first patient, including looking for other people the person was in contact with. It's possible other people will be transported to the United States for monitoring, said the spokesman, Tom Skinner.


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