March 30, 2015 -- The condition of an American health worker being treated for Ebola at a National Institutes of Health facility has improved from serious to fair, officials said Monday.
The NIH did not release any more details about the patient, who was one of 17 staff members of the non-profit Partners in Health group evacuated from Sierra Leone earlier this month, NBC News reported.
The other 16 staff members are under a 21-day watch to see if they develop any Ebola symptoms. All 16 are close to clinics where they could begin receiving treatment quickly if necessary.
Ebola has infected more than 25,000 people in West Africa, and more than 10,000 of them have died, NBC News reported.