Emory Hospital preps to treat two Ebola patients (VIDEO)

Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.

Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner oversees the isolation unit. He said he had no personal safety concerns over treating the patients of the disease.

Hospital officials did not identify the patients, citing confidentiality rules. They were previously identified as Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol.

Emory spokesman Vincent Dollard said the first patient was expected to arrive Saturday afternoon. It was not immediately clear when the second patient would arrive.

It will be the first time anyone infected with Ebola is brought into the United States. U.S. officials are confident the patients can be treated without putting the public in any danger.

The Ebola outbreak in Africa has killed more than 700 people and sickened more than 1,300.


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