The American healthcare worker being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health seems to be recovering, being upgraded Monday to fair condition from serious.
The individual, who was working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, had been in serious condition since March 26. He was admitted to the Special Clinical Studies Unit of the NIH Clinical Center this month in serious condition, but his condition deteriorated and the patient then spent 10 days in critical condition.
At least 16 other volunteers who worked with Partners in Health, a Boston-based not-for-profit, are under direct-active monitoring because they may have been exposed to the Ebola virus by the current NIH patient or in other ways similar to that patient's initial exposure. They are being housed near the NIH, Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, all of which have high-level biocontainment facilities.