Ebola Headed for the United States for the First Time in History

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After fears that the deadly Ebola virus currently ravishing West Africa could somehow find its way to the United States, the Emory Hospital in Atlanta has announced its bringing the virus to the United States.

Two American aid workers working in West Africa, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, have both contracted the deadly Ebola virus, which has currently killed some 729 people. Despite recent reports that both were improving slightly, the United States has decided to bring its infected citizens to the isolation wing of Emory Hospital to be treated.

Below you can see a video explaining the isolation measures that will be taken during transportation and in the hospital to prevent Americans from getting infected:

Tracking Ebola patient's journey to the U.S.CNN's Tom Foreman takes a virtual look at how an Ebola patient will be transported to the U.S. for medical care.2014-08-01T00:19:26.000Z

On Thursday, a business jet equipped with an isolation pod left the United States to evacuate the two infected American back to the United States. Their arrival in Georgia later this week will be the first time a person infected with Ebola will be on American soil.