Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S. From Liberia

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A doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has arrived in Atlanta for treatment.

Dobbins Air Reserve Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says a plane carrying the patient landed Saturday morning at the base. An ambulance from Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital left the base shortly afterward.

Samaritan's Purse missionary group tells The Associated Press that Dr. Kent Brantly is the patient. Though the ambulance was from Grady, Brantly and another aid worker will be treated at a special isolation unit at Emory University Hospital.

Later, one person in protective clothing climbed down from the back of the ambulance and a second person in protective clothing appeared to take his gloved hands and guide him toward a building at Emory.

The ambulance was flanked by a few SUVs and police car en route to the hospital.

The plane carrying an American doctor who contracted Ebola while working with a charity organization in Liberia landed atDobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia, late Saturday morning. Dr. Kent Brantly — the first person infected with Ebola to be transported to the U.S. — was flown on a plane specially outfitted with containment equipment and was being transported from the base to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, according to the Christian charity organization Samaritan's Purse.

Emory has prepared a special isolation unit with the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and said they areequipped to care for Brantly. Nancy Writebol, a second American infected with the deadly disease will be evacuated from Liberia and placed in the same "hospital isolation unit" with Brantly, Dr. Jay Varkey, an infectious disease specialist at Emory, told NBC News. Writebol remains in serious but stable condition, according to SIM, the Christian mission organization that she works with.

“The patients will be escorted throughout by specially and frequently trained teams that have sufficient resources to transport the patients so that there is no break in their medical care or exposure to others," the U.S. Defense Department said in a statement. Ebola has infected more than 1,300 people and killed 729 of them in the current West African outbreak, according to the CDC.

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An American doctor in serious condition after he contracted Ebola while working with a charity organization in Liberia was on a specially outfitted plane on the way to the U.S. for treatment Saturday morning, the organization Samaritan's Purse told NBC News. 

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first person infected with Ebola to be transported to the U.S., will land at Dobbins Air Force Basein Marietta, Georgia, before he is transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. It was unclear what time the plane would land.

Emory has prepared a special isolation unit with the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and said they areequipped to care for Brantly. 

The State Department is also working to evacuate missionary Nancy Writebol, a second American stricken with the deadly disease, out of Liberia within the coming days. Writebol remains in serious but stable condition,according to SIM, the Christian mission organization that she works with.

Ebola has infected more than 1,300 people and killed 729 of them in the current West African outbreak, according to the World Health Organization.