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.