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First Ebola patient lands in Atlanta

Kent Brantly is a doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Liberia.

FILE: Christian missionary worker Nancy Writebol is also fighting for her life. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - A plane carrying a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus has arrived at an air force base in Georgia.

Kent Brantly, a doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Liberia and Christian missionary worker Nancy Writebol, are both fighting for their lives after contracting the killer virus in West Africa.

Brantly, the first to arrive, is headed for a special care isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

The latest outbreak in West Africa has killed 729 people of the more than 1,300 infected since March.

Both are in a serious but stable condition and are headed for special care isolation units at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, amid the worst outbreak of the virus in history.

The latest outbreak in West Africa has killed 729 people of the more than 1,300 infected since March.

Brantly arrived in what is essentially an air ambulance. The plane has been outfitted with a portable tent designed to transfer patients with highly infectious diseases.

There are mixed emotions surrounding the thought of someone with Ebola being here in Atlanta.

There are concerns that they could potentially risk infecting others in the general public.