An isolation unit at Emory University in Atlanta is shown in this Emory University handout photo released on August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Jack Kearse/Emory University/Handout via Reuters
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Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola are being brought from West Africa for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the U.S., officials said.U.S. officials are confident the patients can be treated without putting the public in any danger.The two Americans -- Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol -- worked for U.S. missionary groups in Liberia at a hospital that treated Ebola patients.It is one of about four such units around the country for testing and treating people who may have been exposed to very dangerous viruses, said Dr. Eileen Farnon, a Temple University doctor who formerly worked at the Atlanta-based CDC and led teams investigating past Ebola outbreaks in Africa.
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