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Friday, August 1, 2014

First Slice 8/1/14: Ebola patient to receive treatment at Emory Hospital, some Americans fear pandemic

Some Ebola virus particles, like the ones pictured above, are making their way to Atlanta.
  • Thomas W. Geisbert, Boston University School of Medicine/Wikimedia Commons
  • Some Ebola virus particles, like the ones pictured above, are making their way to Atlanta.
An American medical missionary who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is expected to be admitted to Emory University Hospital for treatment. The medical institution is one of only four hospitals in the country equipped with a highly-isolated facility needed to quarantine the virus. And some U.S. citizens are worried that an outbreak could occur.

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