Plans in works to bring American with Ebola back to U.S.

Kent Brantly (Provided Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans are underway to bring back one of the two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Africa.

A small private jet based in Atlanta has been dispatched to Liberia where the two sick Americans work for missionary groups. Officials say the jet is outfitted with a special, portable tent designed for transporting patients with highly infectious diseases.

The two Americans are Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. The plane can only carry one patient and officials have not said who is to be picked up.

Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital says it expects one of the patients to be transferred there “within the next several days.” The hospital has a special isolation unit.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 700 people.

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