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Doc With Ebola Virus Brought To USA

An American doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Africa arrived on U.S. soil on Saturday, marking the first time anyone infected with the incurable disease is believed to have been brought into the country for treatment. Dr. Kent Brantly arrived in Atlanta on Saturday amid high security at a military base via specialized air ambulance, The Los Angeles Times reported from Georgia. The private plane, outfitted with a special, portable tent designed for transporting patients with highly infectious diseases arrived around 11:30 a.m. at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson confirmed. Brantly, 33, was quickly transported to Emory University Hospital, where he will receive treatment at one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say/Weather.com. More here.

Question: Are you comfortable that 2 people who have contracted deadly Ebola virus have been brought to USA?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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