Former Fort Worth doctor infected with Ebola returns to U.S. for treatment

August 3, 2014 12:15 AM

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Former Fort Worth doctor infected with Ebola returns to U.S. for treatment

Dr. Kent Brantly, a family practice physician who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia, is now back home in the United States. He arrived at Dobbins Air Force Base Saturday morning and was transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where an isolation unit was set up in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has headquarters nearby.

Brantly, 33, had local ties: He completed his four-year residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, before beginning a two-year fellowship with Christian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse in October 2013. He served as a general practitioner, delivering babies and performing surgeries at a...

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