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US aid worker infected with Ebola to be moved to Atlanta hospital: official



(Reuters) - A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.

The aid worker, who was infected while working to help contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, will be moved in the next several days to a special isolation unit it has set up in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The unit is one of only four in the United States.

Emory did not reveal the name of the patient.

Earlier on Thursday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a news briefing that the State Department was working with the CDC facilitate options for potential medical evacuations of American humanitarian aid workers who have contracted Ebola in West Africa, although he did not mention the workers by name.

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lyzhanna July 31 2014 at 7:08 PM

This is going to sound cruel, heartless, and completely callous but -

These aid workers KNOW the risks. They are amazingly brave men and women who take those risks. One of the risks should NOT include bringing infected persons back to our country. The possibility of error is too high, and the cost too great.

YES, they deserve the absolute best medical care they can receive, but not at the potential cost of spreading the infection even further.

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Hello Angie July 31 2014 at 6:58 PM

Really we are knowing bring someone with Ebola here to the US. Go there. Send those who want to put themselves at risk there. Do not bring the virus here!

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CHRISTOPHER RAY July 31 2014 at 7:04 PM

Thats the most insane fu63ing thing ive heard in my life.

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CHRISTOPHER RAY July 31 2014 at 7:06 PM

in full airborne mode ebola can kill 200 million americans in less than 4 months are they insane?

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CHRISTOPHER RAY July 31 2014 at 7:26 PM

GET READY its coming like a freight train ebola will be loose in the u.s in a month. they have to know ebola can jump to full airborne mode at any time. this is a level 5 killer you dont take risk with EBOLA

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uwachabak July 31 2014 at 7:31 PM

this fukin country is insane, here comes the end

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rivera8787 July 31 2014 at 7:10 PM

GREAT>...bring that deadly African disease into the United States. Who's friggin idea was that??? Send his as* to Canada or Mexico or Sweden

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mitzi421 July 31 2014 at 7:24 PM

Just one question...

WHY?

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MARTHA & PERRY July 31 2014 at 7:11 PM

This has SNAFU written all over it.

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mociambz MARTHA & PERRY July 31 2014 at 11:18 PM

no it has ODUMA written all over it

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erv3933 mociambz August 01 2014 at 6:57 AM

LOL

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fannie351 mociambz August 01 2014 at 10:53 AM

Really I think it has Republican...AKA KKK written all over it

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ritteralvarez MARTHA & PERRY August 01 2014 at 9:37 AM

Kind of like your comment mociambz,,,DUMB!

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romperzombie ritteralvarez August 02 2014 at 1:54 PM

WELL WE HAVE AN AFRICAN PRESIDENT, LETS INTRODUCE AN AFRICAN DISEASE ALONG WITH IT. HOW MUCH SH$T CAN YOU ADD TO A BUCKET OF CREAM UNTIL NO ONE WANTS TO DRINK IT???????

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abstracter July 31 2014 at 7:19 PM

This is wrong to allow her into the country . This can be handled with her on a secluded ship or something. This reminds me of the third vision of George Washington.

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TR by ML Neal... abstracter July 31 2014 at 11:04 PM

abstracter....abstract thinking.

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