THE EBOLA VIRUS HITS AMERICAN SOIL

THE EBOLA VIRUS HITS AMERICAN SOIL

Two American patients stricken with Ebola in Africa are being flown  to the U.S. today

The patients are Nancy Whitebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, who were on a mission there They will be transported one by one,  sources said.

They are on their way too Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where there is a special facility containment unit. 

"Emory University Hospital has a special isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases," hospital officials said. "It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. It is one of only four such facilities in the country."

"Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and staff are highly trained in the specific and unique protocols and procedures necessary to treat and care for this type of patient. For this specially trained staff, these procedures are practiced on a regular basis throughout the year so we are fully prepared for this type of situation."

 

Dr. Kent Brantly is in serious condition after refusing the serum in order for his co-worker, Nancy Writebol to be administered the treatment.  Consequently. her condition is not as severe as his.

This will be the first time the ebola virus will be on American soil. 

 

"Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases," hospital officials said. "It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. It is one of only four such facilities in the country."

"Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and staff are highly trained in the specific and unique protocols and procedures necessary to treat and care for this type of patient. For this specially trained staff, these procedures are practiced on a regular basis throughout the year so we are fully prepared for this type of situation."

Some are asking why these patients are being flown back to American soil.  As nurses what do you think?  Comment below.