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Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S. for Treatment

American Ebola patient returns to US from Liberia
Erik S. Lesser—EPA An ambulance transporting Dr. Kent Brantly, who is infected with the Ebola virus, arrives at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 2, 2014.

The State Department is working to evacuate another

Updated 12:22 p.m. ET

An American doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working with a charity in Liberia has arrived in the U.S. for treatment, a United States Air Force spokesman said Saturday.

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first Ebola patient to be transported to the U.S., arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta shortly after landing, the Associated Press reports. Brantly is in serious condition.

Emory and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have designed an isolation unit to treat Brantly, whose plane was also specially modified for his condition.

The State Department is currently trying to evacuate another American Ebola patient in Liberia, Nancy Writebol, a missionary who is in stable condition, according to the Christian organization that works with her.

The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has infected more than 1,300 people and killed 729, the CDC reports.


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