NIH Upgrades Status of PIH Clinician Infected with Ebola

Clinical Status Changed from Critical to Serious Condition

Contact: Jeff Marvin, Media Relations Manager

BOSTON (Mar. 26, 2015)—The National Institutes of Health changed the clinical status of the PIH clinician infected with Ebola virus disease from critical to serious condition today.

“Our colleague is doing much better. In fact, he has, in the opinion of some of the best doctors and nurses in the world, turned the corner. He is likely a long way from discharge, but is improving on all fronts,” says Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health.

At the request of our colleague and their family, we will not release any information about our colleague's identity or any specific clinical details. All other individuals being monitored remain asymptomatic for Ebola virus disease.

On behalf of all our colleagues, we appreciate the ongoing support and encouragement that continues to pour in from around the world. However, we ask that the public and media continue to respect their privacy at this time.


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