Africa recorded almost 600 cases of infection with Ebola virus

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"This individual was monitored through the flight to the US, and to Omaha, at several different locations, and this person is not symptomatic after any of those checks", University of Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson told ABC News late Saturday night.

The person, who has not been identified, is headed to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for monitoring, the release states, adding the Nebraska Medical Center is home to one of the nation's few dedicated biocontainment units.

Nebraska Medicine treated three patients with Ebola during the epidemic that ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from 2014 to 2016.

"Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them". This person has no Ebola symptoms but will be monitored closely.

The Congolese government is grappling with the second largest Ebola outbreak on record. If it is necessary, though, the individual will be transferred to the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, where regular updates will be provided.

According to the hospital, the doctor was flown by private plane and then taken by vehicle.

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Shaima Swileh was reunited with her 2-year-old son Abdullah Hassan in an Oakland hospital, shortly after arriving from Cairo . He said he was starting to lose hope and had considered taking his son off life support to stop him suffering further.

The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated.

Congo has been battling an Ebola outbreak since August, culminating in 543 cases confirmed and 357 deaths as of late December, according to the World Health Organisation. Symptoms include fever, severe headache, diarrhea, and unexplained bleeding or bruising.

"This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious", Cieslak said in a statement.

The individual will be monitored in a unit at the medical center that can safely quarantine individuals exposed to highly infectious diseases, such as Ebola. The doctor is being monitored in a secure area that is not accessible to the public or any patients.

The Nebraska Medical Center's Biocontainment Unit is one of only several nationwide that was built and equipped for the specific objective of housing and monitoring individual who suffered possible exposure to a deadly disease, according to Wilson.

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