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AP: Ebola patient Brantly arrives in Atlanta

 

RAY HENRY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – An Air Force spokesman says a patient infected with Ebola in Africa has arrived at a military air base outside Atlanta and is being brought to a hospital in the city.

Dobbins Air Reserve Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says the first of two Americans who worked for missionary groups arrived on a flight that landed Saturday.

Samaritan’s Purse missionary group tells The Associated Press that Dr. Kent Brantly was on the plane. He worked at a hospital in Liberia that treats Ebola patients.

Brantly and another aid worker will be treated at a special isolation unit at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital.

The patients are being transported in a private jet outfitted with a special, portable tent designed to accommodate patients with highly infectious diseases.

 

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Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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