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American Doctor with Ebola Arrives in US for Treatment

 



(AP/WJLA) -- The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.

The Samaritan's Purse missionary group told the Associated Press that Dr. Kent Brantly was on a plane that arrived at a military air base outside Atlanta and was brought to a hospital in the city.

Fear that the outbreak killing more than 700 people in Africa could spread in the U.S. has generated considerable anxiety among some Americans. But infectious disease experts said the public faces zero risk as Emory University Hospital treats the critically ill missionary doctor and a charity worker who were infected in Liberia.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received "nasty emails" and at least 100 calls from people saying "How dare you bring Ebola into the country!?" CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said on Saturday.

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