The National Institutes of Health will admit a patient who was exposed to Ebola in the next few days, the organization said on Saturday.
The health facility did not disclose the patient’s name, but said the American doctor came into contact with the virus while volunteering at an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leon.
“Out of an abundance of caution,” the patient will be admitted to an NIH unit specifically designed to prevent the spread of viruses like Ebola, the organization said. The unit is built so that patients can be heavily isolated.
The new patient will be subject to observation and a clinical study.