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Dr. Kent Brantly, a doctor who contacted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia with a charity organization, has arrived in the United States to receive treatment, The Associated Press reports.
Missionary group Samaritan's Purse confirmed that a patient who was moved from a plane that landed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia earlier today and whisked away to a waiting ambulance was Brantly. The doctor will be treated in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital that has been prepared with help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News notes.
A second American who has contracted Ebola, missionary Nancy Writebol, is awaiting transfer from Liberia. The State Department said it is working to facilitate her evacuation, so that she can receive treatment in the United States, too. So far, the Ebola outbreak has reportedly killed more than 700 people in West Africa.- -
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