US doctor with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

US doctor with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

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US doctor with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on August 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Updated Saturday, Aug 2 at 11:50 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- An Air Force spokesman say a patient infected with Ebola in Africa arrived at a military air base outside Atlanta and is being brought to a hospital in the city. 

Dobbins Air Reserve Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson said the first of two Americans who worked for missionary groups arrived on a flight that landed Saturday.
 
Samaritan's Purse missionary group tells The Associated Press that Dr. Kent Brantly was on the plane.
 
He worked at a hospital in Liberia that treats Ebola patients.
 
He and another aid worker will be treated at a special isolation unit at Emory University Hospital.
 
A private jet is being used that is outfitted with a special, portable tent designed to transport patients with highly infectious diseases.

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