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DENVER - 7NEWS has confirmed that Emory University Hospital in Georgia is expecting a patient with the Ebola virus in the next few days.
"Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases," said the hospital in a statement.
A source told CNN Thursday that Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, both Americans sickened with Ebola while helping with the epidemic in Liberia, will be flown back to America for treatment. CNN reports that a U.S.-contracted medical charter flight left Georgia for Liberia Thursday evening.
It's unknown which patient will be treated at Emory and where the other patient will go.
Writebol grew up in Evergreen, Colorado and was in Liberia doing missionary work.
Dr. Connie Price, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Denver Health, told 7NEWS that even if someone unwittingly came to the U.S. with Ebola, a mass outbreak would not be likely.
"It's not very contagious," Price said. "It's not spread through the air in routine cases. You need to be exposed to some type of tissue, saliva, blood or breast milk. It's direct contact."
She said U.S. hospitals are far better equipped to properly treat Ebola patients and prevent the virus from spreading to health care workers.
"We should never rest on our laurels," Price said. "We need to be vigilant, we need to watch for these patients, but we have all the resources necessary to make sure (an outbreak) doesn’t happen here."