Ebola Patients Coming to U.S., But Is There a Risk?
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Two patients infected with the Ebola virus will be brought to the U.S. for treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A specially equipped aircraft, an isolation unit in the hospital, and highly specific and unique protocols will be used to prevent the spread of the virus. Health officials stress that there is little risk to the general population with these safety precautions and the fact that the Ebola virus requires exposure to bodily fluids to spread, unlike other infectious diseases.
A patient fighting for their life against the Ebola virus will soon be brought to the United States for treatment, in an operation requiring a specially equipped aircraft and a sophisticated isolation unit at the Atlanta hospital where treatment will occur. Emory University Hospital said ...
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