2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital
ATLANTA - Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.
Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner said he had no personal safety concerns over treating the patients of the dangerous disease.
Hospital officials did not identify the patients, citing confidentiality rules. They were previously identified as Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol.
Ribner oversees the isolation unit. He says one of the patients was expected to arrive this weekend, while a second was expected several days later.
The Pentagon's press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Friday that private-chartered aircraft will be arriving at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in metro Atlanta with the patients evacuated from Africa. Kirby did not have further details.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
One transported after overnight crash on I-10
Report: Baton Rouge native expected to replace Joe Alleva
One killed in shooting on Lewis Street, police investigating
Port Allen oil sludge facility facing lawsuits
Following WBRSO deadly crash, BRPD issues memo about drivers with suspended licenses
Baton Rouge native said to replace Joe Alleva as LSU Athletics Director
Joe Alleva out as LSU's athletics director
Sports Director Michael Cauble talks Alleva's departure
Rumors of Joe Alleva's exit from LSU swirl Wednesday
Will Wade to meet with LSU officials Friday, ending month-long stalemate