An American health care worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone is being transported to a Nebraska hospital for observation.

The Nebraska Medical Center says the patient should arrive in Omaha around 2 p.m. CST Sunday.

Dr. Phil Smith, who leads the hospital’s specialized biocontainment unit, says the patient “is not ill and is not contagious.” He added that “all appropriate precautions” will be taken.

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