It’s great that America is the last refuge for democracy but it doesn’t have to be a safe haven for all possible ebola patients.

A U.S. healthcare worker who had been in West Africa and may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, a hospital spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

The patient will be monitored and observed for signs of infection. The hospital said it did not have a time of arrival and was unable to share more details “out of respect for patient privacy and in accordance with the patient’s wishes.” It did not say where the patient is currently located or when he or she returned to the United States.

h/t Reuters Africa