4th Ebola patient being brought to U.S. for care

Sep 8, 2014 5:06 PM by CBS/AP

An American medical worker that has been exposed to Ebola will be flown from Sierra Leone to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, a person familiar with the travel arrangements told CBS News.

Phoenix Air, a charter company that provides medical evacuation services, will be transporting the patient, company vice president Dent Thompson said. Arrival is expected Tuesday morning.

Separately, Emory announced it would be receiving a patient infected with Ebola into its isolation unit for treatment.

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

The hospital wouldn't release any more information on the patient.

The World Health Organization, however, says a doctor who has been working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease. It says the doctor is in Freetown and will be evacuated.

Two aid workers who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia were treated successfully last month at Emory. A third patient is being treated in Nebraska.


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