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Ebola Victim(s) Heading to Atlanta PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 01 August 2014 08:25

It appears that at least one of the American Ebola virus victims in Liberia will be treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  There was announcement  Thursday it was informed there are plans to transfer one of the people with Ebola virus infection to its special facility containment unit within the next several days. ABC World News reported a medical charter flight left Cartersville, Georgia on Thursday to evacuate the Americans with the Ebola virus, and it appears at least one of the Americans would be treated at the Emory hospital. Nancy Writebol of Charlotte and Dr. Kent Brantly of Fort Worth, Texas, recently contracted the deadly disease while working in Liberia.
The hospital said it did not know when the patient will arrive. Meanwhile, while the first known Ebola patients are to come to the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel warning Thursday to avoid nonessential travel to West African nations.
“This is the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history. Far too many lives have been lost already,” said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden. “It will take many months, and it won’t be easy, but Ebola can be stopped. We know what needs to be done. CDC is surging our response, sending 50 additional disease control experts to the region in the next 30 days.”
Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham told of the heroic decision made by Dr. Brantly to have the only known dose of experimental serum be administered to Nancy Writebol, while he received a treatment of a unit of blood from a 14-year old boy he successfully treated for the virus.  Both were listed in grave condition late yesterday. The plane that left Georgia yesterday has a special isolation unit to keep anyone else from being exposed to the deadly disease, killing up to 90 percent of its victims.  Over 700 have died in the current outbreak, that number up nearly 100 over the list from just 24 hours before.

Photos:  WSOC-TV

 

  
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