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Ebola patient arrives at US hospital

09 September 2014, 19:00

Washington - A patient with Ebola virus has arrived for treatment at a US hospital where two Americans were previously treated, Emory University Hospital said on Tuesday.

The identity and condition of the patient were not disclosed by the Atlanta, Georgia hospital.

"A third patient with Ebola virus disease arrived at Emory University Hospital Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, at approximately 10:25 am," the hospital said in a statement.

"The patient was transported by air ambulance from West Africa," it said.

"Emory is bound by patient confidentiality and has no information regarding the status of the patient," the hospital said.

Read also: UK to set up Ebola centre in Sierra Leone

The patient was to be treated in the same isolation unit where Christian missionary healthcare workers Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were held.

Those two came down with Ebola while treating people in Liberia. They have recovered from their illnesses and were released last month.

A third US healthcare worker, Rick Sacra, is being treated for Ebola at a Nebraska hospital.

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak, which is spreading across West Africa, has surpassed 2,000, out of nearly 4,000 people who have been infected, according to the World Health Organization.

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