ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University Hospital officials say there are plans for an American aid worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola to be transferred there for treatment.
Officials said in a statement Thursday the hospital has a special isolation unit that was built in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that’s used to treat people with certain serious infectious diseases.READ MORE: Wanted For Homicide, Florida Man Leads Deputies On Chase, Breaks Into Home Before Placed Under Arrest
The unit is physically separate from other areas and hospital officials say staff are trained and fully prepared to care for the patient. The patient’s identity hasn’t been released because of privacy laws.READ MORE: Florida Man, Family Torches His Impounded Vehicle To Destroy Evidence
Hospital officials say they’re unsure of when the patient will arrive.
The CDC has about two dozen staffers in West Africa to help try to control the outbreak and plans to send more.MORE NEWS: Florida Man Faces Life In Prison For Forced Prostitution
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