Liberia's top medical officer is in Ebola quarantine

(CNN) – Liberia’s chief medical officer is on a 21-day Ebola quarantine after her assistant died from the illness, according to health officials.

The assistant died Thursday, prompting the closure of the the Ministry of Health headquarters building for decontamination, officials said.

The ministry reopened on Friday, but Dr. Bernice T. Dahn entered a quarantine period, her deputy, Tolbert Nyenswah, said.

The assistant showed symptoms of Ebola 10 days ago, officials said, but Dahn last had contact with him 13 days ago.

An American doctor who volunteered in Sierra Leone and was exposed to Ebola will be admitted to the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in coming days, the NIH said in a statement.

The patient will be there for observation and to take part in a clinical study, according to the NIH. No more details were made available.

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This continues to be so heart-breaking. :frowning:

I wonder what the clinical trial will be about. Hopefully it will all move along quickly.

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