First Ebola Patient Coming to U.S.

One of two Americans infected with ebola in Liberia will come back to the United States for treatment at Emory University. According to a memo sent to Emory physicians on Thursday, the university has a “highly specialized, isolated unit in the hospital that was set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain infectious diseases.” The memo does not state the patient’s time of arrival, departure city, or even identity, though it believed to be either Dr. Kent Brantly or Nancy Writebol, the two U.S. charity workers who were infected in Africa. Writebol received an “experimental serum” on Thursday while Brantly was given a blood transfusion. This marks the first time a patient with ebola has been brought to the United States, or even the Western Hemisphere.