Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ebola infected American arrived in the United States

Ebola infected American arrived in the United States
The - Published 08/03/2014 at 09:42 - Amended 08/03/2014 at 13:17
The arrival of Dr. Kent Brantly Saturday the United States is the first case, on American soil, a person suffering from Ebola.

One of two Americans infected with Ebola virus in Africa , where an epidemic is unprecedented, was evacuated by air ambulance and arrived Saturday in the United States , where it must be treated in a special unit of quarantine. This is the first time that a person with Ebola is on American soil. The private aircraft, a specially equipped Gulfstream carrying Dr. Kent Brantly, landed in the late morning on the Dobbins Air Force Base ( Georgia , southeast) near Atlanta, said in a statement Samaritan's Purse the charity, which employs both sick.

The local television station WSB showed the arrival of the aircraft, and then followed the path of the ambulance transporting Dr. Brantly. At the head of a convoy of several cars, it transported the patient to the hospital at Emory, where he arrived shortly before 16 h 30 GMT university. Apparently according to images broadcast Dr. Brantly, wrapped like an astronaut in a thick suit, got out of the ambulance by himself, walking, helped by another person also protected that took both her hands for guide in the lobby of the building.

The second patient, Nancy Writebol, a nursing assistant, will also soon be transferred to the United States. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, one of three countries with Sierra Leone and Guinea facing an epidemic of unprecedented proportions, responsible for 729 deaths on some 1300 infections since March. According to the latest communications from the NGO Samaritan's Purse, their health was the day it was "steady but serious."

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