Via ajc.com: Emory Healthcare to treat Ebola patient. I can't find a statement on the hospital's website.
Emory University Hospital is expected to receive a patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus within the next several days, the university announced Thursday.
It’s unclear when exactly the patient will arrive, according to a statement from Emory. The Clifton Road hospital has a specially-built isolation unit to treat patients exposed to certain serious infectious diseases.
Set up in collaboration with the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the unit is physically separate from other patient areas and is one of only four such facilities in the country.
I can understand, more or less, why a government would be willing to fly a politically important patient to another country for treatment. Sierra Leone was apparently planning to do so with Dr. Khan until he became too ill to travel. The patient bound for Emory may be one of the two American missionaries in Liberia. But it still seems like a costly exercise with little hope of success.