4th US aid worker with Ebola set for treatment

    A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient.

     

    Emory University Hospital says 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 U.S. patient, an American doctor, is being treated in Nebraska.

    Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says 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 hasn’t been released.

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