In the US, a hospital is treating one of its own residents with Ebola after treating two Americans who were infected with the virus.
The two Americans were quarantined at the University of Phoenix Medical Center in Arizona on Tuesday after they were found in isolation in their home.
They were transferred to the US mainland for treatment and are currently in isolation.
They are two American citizens who have travelled to Africa and had contact with people who have Ebola.
They are currently being monitored closely and are under strict isolation.
The patients were quashed and the hospital staff has been sent home, according to the hospital.
“We are confident that we will be able to do the necessary tests and treatments in a timely manner to make sure the patients are safe,” Dr Robert Wood, the director of the University Hospital in Phoenix, told Al Jazeera.
“I don’t know if they will be fully infectious by the time they get home.
We don’t have an exact date on when they will leave the hospital.”
The hospital is also preparing to start a quarantine on the premises, which is where the two patients are being cared for.
“The quarantine is scheduled to start on Tuesday at 11:00am, and then we will resume normal operations on Thursday morning,” Wood said.
“It’s going to take some time for the virus to dissipate.
It will probably be several days before we are able to get all the cases under control.
It is a delicate balance.
It’s not something you can rush into.”
This is a big undertaking.
We are going to need the community support.
“A doctor with expertise in infectious diseases, Dr John Mowbray, was also among the US medical staff sent home from the hospital, which he has been a part of for several years.
Mowbrary told Alja news agency that the isolation was too difficult for him and that he was “overwhelmed”.”
Mowtray said he and the other medical staff would be able return to the facility after the quarantine is lifted.”
I have had to do things like wear a mask, I have to wear gloves and gloves are not allowed in the hospital and so I was just really overwhelmed.”
Mowtray said he and the other medical staff would be able return to the facility after the quarantine is lifted.