American With Ebola to Return to U.S. From Sierra Leone for Treatment

An American healthcare worker who has tested positive for Ebola is set to be transported from Sierra Leone back to the United States for treatment at the National Institutes of Health. According to the health agency, the affected individual will be traveling in a chartered aircraft in isolation and is set to be admitted to the NIH's Clinical Center for treatment on Friday. Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a Liberian patient in Dallas, but is now virus-free, was also treated at the center in Bethesda, Maryland. Isolation is key for Ebola treatment as the deadly disease is transmitted through human-to-human interaction. According to the NOH, the clinical center has high-level isolation capabilities and specialists skilled in infectious diseases and critical care. No identifying information about the new patient has been released.