First Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S.

Atlanta’s Emory University received Dr. Kent Brantly on Saturday, making him the first Ebola patient to ever enter the Western Hemisphere. A special isolation unit has been prepared for Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, medical missionaries serving in Liberia when they became infected. Both Americans will be transported in a Gulfstream jet outfitted with a collapsible tent designed to transfer CDC employees exposed to contagious disease, though it can only transport one patient at a time. The second patient will arrive at Emory a few days later. “We have an inordinate amount of safety involved…no one is in any way at risk,” Emory’s Dr. Bruce Ribner said. “You need to appreciate Ebola is not spread by some magical mechanism.”