US doctor who contracted Ebola being flown home?

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A US aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States.

The worker will be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said.

The aid worker, whose name has not been released, will be moved in the next several days to a special isolation unit at Emory.

The unit was set up in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

News of the transfer follows reports of the declining health of two infected US aid workers, Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia.

CNN and ABC News reported that a second American infected with Ebola was to be flown to the United States. CNN identified the US-bound patients as Dr Brantly and Ms Writebol.


Reuters could not independently confirm the reports.

Mrs Amber Brantly, the wife of Dr. Brantly, said in a statement: “I remain hopeful and believing that Kent will be healed from this dreadful disease.”

Source: Reuters

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