Via Business Insider: Ebola Patient At Emory University Hospital. Click through for the full report, including a statement by Emory University Hospital. Excerpt:
A patient with the deadly Ebola virus will arrive at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment "within the next several days," according to a statement from the university.
There is no word yet on exactly when the patient will arrive, but it is expected that he or she will be treated in the hospital's wards that are specifically set up to treat highly infectious diseases.
The "hospital has a specially-built isolation unit to treat patients exposed to certain serious infectious diseases," Misty Williams wrote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "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."
Doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff who work on such dangerous cases are "specially trained," and a statement from Emory indicated that the hospital and its staff "are fully prepared for this type of situation."
According to Vaughn Sterling of CNN, Medevac will actually be picking up more than one American Ebola patient in Liberia. It is not known whether the Ebola patient headed to Atlanta is one of the Americans with Ebola, both of them, or another patient entirely.
A CBS/Associated Press report from earlier in the day noted that "the U.S. is looking into Medevac options to bring two American aid workers diagnosed with Ebola back to the U.S.," citing White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest as the source.
That approach would be consistent with previous outbreaks, such as SARS, when infected Americans have been brought home so that they can receive treatment in the U.S. healthcare system.
Meanwhile the #Ebola hashtag is full of squawks about this development that would not be out of place in the more backward regions of rural Guinea.