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Plans underway to get American sick with Ebola

By MIKE STOBBE

NEW YORK (AP) - Plans are underway to bring back one of the two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Africa.

A small private jet based in Atlanta has been dispatched to Liberia where the two sick Americans work for missionary groups. Officials say the jet is outfitted with a special, portable tent designed for transporting patients with highly infectious diseases.

The two Americans are Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. The plane can only carry one patient and officials have not said who is to be picked up.

Atlanta's Emory University Hospital says it expects one of the patients to be transferred there "within the next several days." The hospital has a special isolation unit.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 700 people.

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fluffyaba August 01 2014 at 12:59 PM

Why in the world would they bring a disease to AMERICA??????????????????????????? why don't they send the medication and a DOCTOR there.

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snoogie711 August 01 2014 at 1:03 PM

They fully understood the risks going over there...They are doctors too. They thought THEY had it all under control and would not catch this deadly virus. It is absolutely insane to even entertain the idea of bringing them home. If they want or the family wants to be with them so bad then let the family members go there. I am sorry, this is NOTHING TO BE MESSED WITH!!!

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tori39648 snoogie711 August 01 2014 at 5:08 PM

I could not agree more!

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Tuhloola11 August 01 2014 at 12:32 PM

Pardon me for not having a warm/fuzzy feeling about the CDC overseeing this, given that they recently found some vials of deadly viruses that they had "lost track" of. Not, at all, confident in the CDC any more.

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jigokurei Tuhloola11 August 01 2014 at 12:59 PM

I haven't been so overly confident of our Federal agencies and Administrations for doing the right thing for over two decades now.

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tornekrayville Tuhloola11 August 01 2014 at 7:20 PM

And that was the CDC in ATLANTA. The same city where they are taking these two.

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twiggymonsterone August 01 2014 at 12:54 PM

The sheer stupidity thinking this disease can be contained is just ignorance gone wrong. This from a government agency that misplaced small pox viruses for over 30 years and stored in a closet.

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Russell twiggymonsterone August 01 2014 at 1:11 PM

Its not stupid, They know dam well it can't be contained.... OHHH We are sorry it got away from us . Sorry all you pepole had to DIE .

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tori39648 twiggymonsterone August 01 2014 at 5:09 PM

Good Ol" goverenment population control. Someone needs to smuggle it into the the white house :0). then we can rid american of its 99 problems *winks*

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auctionsurplus tori39648 August 01 2014 at 7:45 PM

tori39648 : That comment is disgusting. You should be ashamed.

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D.Wonder August 01 2014 at 12:42 PM

Spoke to my senator's office today about concerns introducing the Ebola virus to the North American continent. The woman who answered chuckled and assured me that Emory hospital and the CDC has it "well under control." If the virus spreads, you can thank Alabama republican Mo Brooks, for not taking evasive actions.

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gtmotat August 01 2014 at 12:52 PM

The current government in the US can not do anything right. Why in the world would we knowingly bring this to the States?

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jigokurei gtmotat August 01 2014 at 1:09 PM

Of course, for 'accidental' release to the public. You know that the ChemTrails aren't killing us off quick enough; they've got to speed up the process somehow...or perhaps to kill us off faster so that we can't finally charge them with global contamination and weather manipulation. Perhaps, American's for most part are already weakened enough from all the ChemTrail toxins that our immune systems won't stand a chance against an outbreak....now FEMA has a use for all their camps and body storage containers; now that the train systems are primes and ready for deportation to mass dump sights and FEMA camps. Wow!! Who knew it would happen so soon? : / So much for world domination with they choose to kill off everyone; whose going to be around to make their coffee and tea, or make their beds and dinners...owe yes, NO ONE!!

Well, at least this sounds like the making of a good movie; let's hope that this is all it becomes...just a good movie.

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Heather jigokurei August 01 2014 at 1:45 PM

LOL conspiracy theorists crack me up with their crazy thoughts.....Ahhhhh chem trails and FEMA camps....they're coming for our guns, Marshall Law is about to happen!!!! Get a grip people and join us in the real world you nut jobs.

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Rick August 01 2014 at 1:01 PM

I dont think its a good idea to bring them in the USA

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bb0515 Rick August 01 2014 at 5:43 PM

It's completely idiotic.
Yeah,ets just help the virus get here>>

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oceanview136 Rick August 01 2014 at 9:07 PM

You don't THINK that it's a good idea ? It is a totally insane, and dangerous idea to bring them to the USA !

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bri71666 August 01 2014 at 1:11 PM

NO! Keep them over there! Tehy wanted to play with fire then let them deal with it. Dont bring that crap to our country!

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susieq0408 August 01 2014 at 1:03 PM

The CDC, as well as every other government agency, has lost credibility with me....how long till we see our first case?

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jigokurei August 01 2014 at 12:57 PM

Is this the plan; to bring back sick patients with Ebola to potentially spread it here by 'accident?'

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Russell jigokurei August 01 2014 at 1:07 PM

Good job, you are right on the money. Obama would love to KILL as many Americans as he can. Don't forget, He is a Muslim !!!!

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