American Ebola patients to land at Dobbins ARB in Marietta, GA

By Jon Harper for Stars and Stripes Published: August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON – Americans infected with the deadly Ebola virus will land at Dobbins Reserve Air Base in Marietta, Georgia, en route to medical facilities, according to officials.

“The State Department, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is facilitating a medical evacuation for two U.S. citizens who have been infected by Ebola in West Africa. The safety and security of U.S. citizens is our paramount concern.  Every precaution is being taken to move the patients safely and securely, to provide critical care en route on a non-commercial aircraft, and to maintain strict isolation upon arrival in the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement Friday.

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters Friday that aircraft carrying the patients will land at Dobbins.

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