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New Ebola patient coming to US

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Posted at 7:43 PM, Nov 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-13 21:13:22-05

A surgeon infected with Ebola is expected to be flown to Omaha, Nebraska for treatment, according to CBS

The surgeon is a permanent resident of the United States but is from Sierra Leone, where the surgeon was working before becoming infected with the disease, according to CBS.  

The person has not been identified, according to CBS. 

Nebraska Medical Center has successfully treated two patients for Ebola. 

The United States had gone just a few days without treating a confirmed Ebola case. Craig Spencer was released from a New York hospital earlier this week after overcoming the disease. 

Spencer, a doctor, had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea where he treated Ebola patients. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City on Oct. 23.

Spencer is the latest U.S. citizen to be cleared after contracting Ebola.

Dallas nurses Amber Vinson and Nina Pham also have been released from the hospital along with a missionary and three medical professionals who contracted the disease in Africa. Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC, also has been cleared of Ebola. 

Thomas Eric Duncan died in the United States while being treated for the disease, which he got in Liberia.

Of those, four were diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. 

Ebola has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention