American aid worker stricken with Ebola en route to U.S.

August 2, 2014 3:01 PM

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American aid worker stricken with Ebola en route to U.S.

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia left the West African country headed for the United States on Saturday, where he will be treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said.

The plane carrying Dr. Kent Brantly was expected to arrive in Atlanta later on Saturday, according to a spokesperson for the North Carolina-based Christian organization Samaritan's Purse, for whom Brantly worked.

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