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: Southwest & American Airlines Seeing Cancelled Flights As Summer Travel Heats Up
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: Child Tax Credit: What Will The Revised Credit Mean For Families?
Hospital officials say they’re unsure of when the patient will arrive.
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