An American that is an aid worker and was infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia is now treated in an isolation unit at the Atlanta hospital. The patient’s name is Dr. Kent Brantly.
Dr. Brantly was transported to the Dobbins Air Reserve Base via medical aircraft and then moved to Emory University Hospital. Dr. Hay Varkey, infectious disease specialist at the hospital, declared that he cannot comment on any possible treatment plan until the evaluation of the patient.
Ebola has no known cure. The standard procedures are to offer solutions with electrolytes, intravenous fluids and proper hydration.
Brantly is a worker for Samaritan’s Purse. A second group member, Nancy Writebol, was also infected with the Ebola virus and will be brought to US with another flight because the medical aircraft used only has the necessary equipment to carry 1 patient at a time.
There is concern among US citizens about bringing patients infected with Ebola to the country. However, health officials declared that there is absolutely no risk for the public.