It is now learned that two patients battling Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Africa will both be transported to the Atlanta-based, Emory University Hospital for treatment. The two patients will be transported  by air ambulance from Africa.

Initially, it was reported that Emory was only receiving one Ebola infected patient. However, Emory officials confirmed today that the second patient infected with Ebola will be transferred to Emory University Hospital the week of Aug. 4.

Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases. It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. It is one of only four such facilities in the country.  

The hospital says it’s physicians, nurses and staff are highly trained in the specific and unique protocols and procedures necessary to treat and care for this type of patient. For this specially trained staff, these procedures are practiced on a regular basis throughout the year so we are fully prepared for this type of situation.

Samaritan’s Purse President, Franklin Graham said, “We are grateful that Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol made it through the night. They remain in serious condition.” For more infectious disease news and informationvisit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

Ebola virus/CDC
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