Dr. Kent Brantly, an American aid worker for Samaritan's Purse who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, landed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, Saturday. Brantly was transported to Emory University Hospital where he will receive treatment in a special isolation unit.
Brantly, along with Nancy Writebol, contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia. Brantly received blood transfusions from a 14-year-old Ebola survivor and the modified Gulfstream airplane, equipped with an Aeromedical Biological Containment System that allows for the transport of contagious individuals. The plane can handle one passenger at a time and Writebol is scheduled to arrive in Atlanta next week.
11Alive News (WXIA-TV, Atlanta), an NBC affiliate, was on the scene when Brantly arrived in an ambulance accompanied by a police escort. In 11Alive's video, three individuals dressed in white quarantine suits can be seen near the ambulance, and one individual leads another, believed to be Brantly, into Emory University Hospital. The hospital confirmed Brantly arrived in Georgia around 12:30 p.m. EDT, 11Alive reported.
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NBC reported there was a strong security presence surrounding Emory University Hospital prior to Brantly's arrival.
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Brantly's health will be monitored and he will be able to talk to his family, Reuters reported. With Brantly now in the United States, it marks the first time an Ebola patient has been brought into America, the Associated Press reported.