American doctor with Ebola arrives at Emory Univ. Hospital in Atlanta

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An ambulance departs Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. Officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta expect an American that was infected with the Ebola virus to be transported today. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

NEW YORK (AP) – An Air Force spokesman says a patient infected with Ebola in Africa has arrived at a military air base outside Atlanta and is being brought to a hospital in the city.

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An ambulance departs Dobbins Air Reserve Base near Interstate 75, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. Officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta expect an American that was infected with the Ebola virus to be transported today.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Dobbins Air Reserve Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says the first of two Americans who worked for missionary groups arrived on a flight that landed Saturday.

Samaritan’s Purse missionary group tells The Associated Press that Dr. Kent Brantly was on the plane.

He worked at a hospital in Liberia that treats Ebola patients.

He and another aid worker will be treated at a special isolation unit at Emory University Hospital.

A private jet is being used that is outfitted with a special, portable tent designed to transport patients with highly infectious diseases.

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