US doc­tor with Ebola ar­rives in At­lanta

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

AT­LANTA (AP) — A doc­tor in­fected with Ebola in Africa has ar­rived in At­lanta for treat­ment.

Dobbins Air Re­serve Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Wil­son says a plane car­ry­ing the pa­tient landed Satur­day morn­ing at the base. An am­bu­lance from At­lanta’s Grady Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal left the base shortly after­ward.

Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse mis­sion­ary group tells The As­so­ci­ated Press that Dr. Kent Brantly is the pa­tient. Though the am­bu­lance was from Grady, Brantly and another aid worker will be treated at a spe­cial iso­la­tion unit at Emory Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal.

Later, one person in pro­tec­tive cloth­ing climbed down from the back of the am­bu­lance and a sec­ond person in pro­tec­tive cloth­ing ap­peared to take his gloved hands and guide him to­ward a build­ing at Emory.

The am­bu­lance was flanked by a few SUVs and po­lice car en route to the hos­pi­tal.

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