Ebola Patient Will Be Brought to U.S. for Treatment
At least one patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus will be brought to the United States for treatment in a matter of days.
Americans Dr. Kent Brantly and Nurse Nancy Writebol both have the virus and are currently in Liberia. Fox News’ John Roberts reported that at least one of them will be taken to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
This is the first time an Ebola case will be on American soil. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning against travel to western Africa. More than 670 people have died from the virus in West Africa thus far.
Tonight on The Kelly File, Megyn spoke to Dr. Robert Lahita, the chairman at Newark Beth Israel Hospital who is trained in infectious diseases.
Dr. Lahita said Americans should not be concerned about people with Ebola being brought to the U.S. because we’re better equipped to isolate the patients. However, he said we do not know if people who are infected have traveled to the U.S. and other countries.
“We’re watching people with transmissible symptoms,” Dr. Lahita said, “If you get off a plane and you’ve been in western Africa, you know you’re going to be scrutinized.”