Ebola patient treated at NIH recovers and is released

American Ebola patient recovers, is released from NIH clinic in Maryland

An American healthcare worker treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland has recovered from the virus, is no longer contagious and has been released, NIH officials announced Thursday.

The patient was admitted March 13 to the NIH clinic in Bethesda, Md., after being flown to the United States from Sierra Leone on a chartered plane.

The patient, who was not named, has been identified as a clinician working with Partners in Health. The Boston-based nonprofit organization has been working to treat patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone since September.

The latest NIH patient was the 11th person with Ebola to be treated in the United States. Two of those 11 patients died.

The World Health Organization estimates that the current Ebola outbreak has killed more than 10,500 people, mostly in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak is the largest to date.

Times staff writer Michael Muskal contributed to this report.

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