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 wont 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.
Samaritans 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.