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The following statement was released by the National Institutes of Health today:

The American healthcare worker admitted to the NIH Clinical Center on March 13 with Ebola virus disease (EVD) was discharged today in good condition after having been successfully treated at the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit. The individual is no longer contagious to the community. At the request of the patient, no further information is being provided.

The unnamed individual is the second EVD patient to be treated successfully at the specialized facility just northwest of Washington, DC. In October 2014, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse, Nina Pham, was treated successfully and released free of disease.

This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of filamentous Ebola virus particles (red) that had budded from the surface of a VERO cell (blue-gray) of the African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line./NIAID

This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of filamentous Ebola virus particles (red) that had budded from the surface of a VERO cell (blue-gray) of the African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line./NIAID

 

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