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Possible evacuation of Americans infected with Ebola triggers fears in U.S.


Shayn Roby’s Take: The selfless heroism of Dr. Kent Brantley and Nurse Nancy Writebol is to be commended. Perhaps there should be cause for concern as they are being transported back to the United States though. Obviously, they weren’t able to take the necessary precautions to keep from contracting the likely deadly if contracted virus. That alone is cause for concern.

FOX2now.com

ATLANTA (CNN) –  When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions.

Many posts called for keeping the infected patients out of the country.

The medical charter flight that departed Cartersville on Thursday could bring Nancy Writebol or Dr. Kent Brantley back to a treatment facility around the corner from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Their conditions are worsening, says faith-based charity Samaritan’s Purse, which the two work with.

Their best chance to survive is to get back to the United States, says virologist Dr. Charles Chiu from the University of California San Francisco.

If the plane returns with them lying in the microbial containment system erected in its bay, it will be the first known time that someone infected with Ebola has…

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Texas Doctor with Ebola Turns Down Serum So Fellow Worker Could Have It


The Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas reported that Doctor Kent Brantly contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa but turned down an experimental serum and asked that it instead by given to another sick mission worker, a post Thursday on the Samaritan’s Purse website says. Reverend Franklin Graham, the President of Samaritan’s Purse said, “However, Dr. Brantly received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who had survived Ebola because of Dr. Brantly’s care. The young boy and his family wanted to be able to help the doctor that saved his life.”

(H/T: Jason Howerton via Twitter)