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Another US citizen with Ebola to be treated in Atlanta

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago September 09, 2014 Sep 9, 2014 Tuesday, September 09 2014 September 09, 2014 5:57 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

ATLANTA, GA - A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient.

Emory University Hospital said in a news release that a person who had contracted the disease was expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday. The hospital said the patient would be treated in its isolation unit.

Last month, two aid workers who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia were treated successfully at Emory. Another patient, an American doctor, is being treated in Nebraska.

Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson said the latest patient would be flown into Dobbins Air Reserve Base outside Atlanta.

The World Health Organization said Monday that one of its doctors working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone had tested positive for the disease and was to be evacuated. The patient's identity has not been released.

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