Missionaries With Ebola to Be Treated in the US

Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly are being flown in specialized jets with isolation pods.
1:49 | 08/01/14

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This is Emory university hospital. And this is where that first patient with ebola from Africa is going to be flown. Many in Atlanta and across the country are asking why. This morning, two American missionaries Nancy writebol and Dr. Kept Brantley fighting for their lives are being flown from Africa back to the united States. ABC news has learned they'll be flown one at a time on a special jet with an isolation pod like this. An airtight tent and at least one will be heading to Atlanta to Emory university hospital. It's very difficult right now for the doctor. He's in what we would say stable right now but series condition and Nancy is a little better. Reporter: According to the CDC it's the first time an ebola patient will be treated in the United States. Emory located only a few minutes from the CDC contains an isolation unit, one of four in the United States which can treat patients exposed to certain infectious diseases. The hospital saying overnight its staff are highly trained to treat and care for this type of patient. We know how to stop ebola. It takes meticulous work. You have to find the cases, respond to them and prevent them. Reporter: ABC news learned Dr. Brantly insisted on making sure the only dose of an experimental serum was given to writebol instead of him and Brantley's wife says "I remain hopeful and believing that kept will be healed from this dreadful disease." The patients are heading there. I imagine they are on edge at that hospital. Reporter: Well, I imagine some are, George. But when I worked at the CDC up the street, sometimes our investigators would be exposed to something dangerous in the field. This is where we would take -- this is where we would send those people. The last time back during the big sars outbreak one of our investigators got sick in Hong Kong. He went here. They know what they're doing.

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