An airplane carrying one of the two American aid workers stricken with the Ebola virus landed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Cobb County late Saturday morning, and the patient was transferred into a Grady Memorial Hospital ambulance and transferred to Emory University Hospital.
The two American aid workers affected with the virus, Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol, remain in critical condition, North Carolina-based relief group Samaritan’s Purse has said in a statement.
The plane carrying Brantly landed shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday, and the ambulance carrying the patient left the base around noon, heading to the hospital.
Shortly before 12:30 p.m., Brantly got out to the back of the ambulance and walked into the hospital. The patient and the ambulance crew were all wearing white containment suits that covered their bodies from head to toe.
It was not immediately clear Writebol will arrive in Atlanta. She is also expected to be flown into Dobbins.
Brantly and Writebol will be treated in a separate isolation unit at the hospital. Located away from patients, the small room has two beds and special air filters. It’s one of only four such units in the nation.