Condition of US Ebola patient upgraded to ‘fair’

Condition of US Ebola patient upgraded to ‘fair’
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The U.S. health worker undergoing treatment for Ebola is continuing to make progress against the disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Monday.

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The NIH has upgraded the patient’s condition to “fair” after several days in critical and then serious condition.

The volunteer health worker first arrived at the NIH in March 13 from Sierra Leone, where the exposure occurred. Nearly 20 other Americans have since been flown back to the U.S. out of precaution and are being monitored daily for the disease.

The patient is the second person to be treated for Ebola at the NIH and the 10th patient to be treated in the U.S. since the outbreak began last year. The patient has received daily care directly from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Details of the patient have not been released, other than the fact that the patient had been volunteering with a Boston-based aid group Partners in Health.

More than 10,000 people have died from Ebola, nearly all of whom lived in Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea, according to the World Health Organization.