INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Last person being monitored for Ebola in Texas set to be cleared

Participants practise a medical procedure on a dummy during training for the Ebola response team at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas October 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Darren Abate

Participants practise a medical procedure on a dummy during training for the Ebola response team at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Abate

Texas health officials on Thursday said the last person being monitored by the state for possible Ebola is set to be cleared by the end of Friday, concluding a 21-day monitoring period.

In a statement, the Texas Department of State Health Services said that no additional cases of the virus have been diagnosed in the state.

Texas Health Presbyterian released a statement Friday saying, “All of our caregivers and other employees related to the events of the last six weeks, along with their friends and loved ones in the community, are formally cleared of risk.”

“We emerge from this experience both humbled and empowered with a new strength of purpose,” the statement read. “ We are committed to using what we have learned to advance our mission and vision in the communities we are privileged to serve.”