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Dr. Kent Brantly, Ebola Patient Arrives in Georgia

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A spokesperson from Samaritan's Purse has confirmed that Dr. Kent Brantly is the first American Ebola Patient being transferred to Georgia from Liberia today.

My Fox Carolinas spoke to the spokesperson around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and she told us "he is on the plane and currently en route to Atlanta now."

Officials say Dr. Brantly arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base Saturday afternoon and was transported Emory University Hospital.

Amy Brantly, the wife of Dr. Brantly, had this to say about the return of her husband:

“It was a relief to welcome Kent home today. I spoke with him, and he is glad to be back in the U.S. I am thankful to God for his safe transport and for giving him the strength to walk into the hospital. Please continue praying for Kent and Nancy (Writebol), and please continue praying for the people of Liberia and those who continue to serve them there.”

As of now, Dr. Brantly remains in critical condition. Officials say Nancy Writebol, the other American Ebola patient, will arrive in the U.S. in the nest few days.


ORIGINAL STORY:

Two victims of the Ebola infection will be transferred to Emory University Hospital in the next few days. The hospital held a press conference Friday afternoon, however it did not give the patients' names. However, SIM confirmed that Charlotte missionary Nancy Writebolt will be coming to Emory

Officials say that one patient will arrive in the next few days with the other to follow.

Dr. Kent Brantly is the only other known case currently in the United States.

The hospital says it has a specially built isolation unit to treat patients who are exposed to severely infectious diseases. Emory officials say that to the best of their knowledge, no person with Ebola has ever been treated in the U.S.

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