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What You Should Know About Ebola in Nebraska

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These days it’s almost impossible to turn on the news without hearing more about the outbreak of Ebola. The good news for you and your senior family members is that there have been no cases of Ebola originating in Lincoln, Nebraska. Caregivers in Lincoln, Nebraska and health professionals are reassuring the public that they’re doing everything possible to keep the disease contained.

There have been two patients treated for Ebola in the nearby Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Both Americans caught Ebola in Liberia and were flown to Omaha for treatment. If that seems like an awfully long way to go for medical treatment, you may be surprised to learn that out of the four special bio-containment units in the United States specifically designed for such outbreaks as Ebola, the Nebraska Medical Center has the largest one.

None of the staff at the hospital in Nebraska have contracted the virus, which is passed through the bodily fluids of a person showing symptoms. The Omaha hospital successfully treated its first Ebola patient,Dr. Rick Sacra, who contracted the virus delivering babies in Liberia. He was released after testing negative for the Ebola virus on September 25th after nearly three weeks of treatment. The Omaha doctors also recently deemed their second Ebola patient,AshokaMukpo, safe and healthy.  Both men were treated with experimental Ebola drugs and received plasma from Dr. Kent Brantly, who survived having Ebola.

If you’re concerned for an aging loved one’s health and safety, contact the senior care professionals at Home Care Assistance of Lincoln at (402) 261-5158. Our in-home caregivers are available 24/7 to monitor your elderly loved one’s health, ensuring that they remain happy and anxiety-free within the comfort of their home.