Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S. over Donald Trump’s Objections

An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating it in Liberia arrived in Atlanta Saturday morning for treatment at a specially-outfitted facility at Emory University Hospital, with a second patient due to follow. It is the first instance of the Ebola virus to hit American soil.

The two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were treating patients stricken in an Ebola outbreak in West Africa when they contracted the disease themselves. The outbreak has infected over 1,300 people and claimed over 700 lives so far, and officials for the World Health Organization fear it could get much worse.

The Emory facility was built in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention specifically to handle virulent, infectious diseases. The plane and ambulance from the airport were specially outfitted with tents to isolate the virus, and medical personnel at Emory will wear protective suits when entering isolation rooms.

This is all despite the strident objections of “Fox military analyst” Donald Trump:

Watch CNN’s Sanjay Gupta on the developments below:

[h/t Los Angeles Times / Raw Story]

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