Two Americans infected with Ebola while doing missionary work in Africa are expected to return to the U.S. for treatment.
It will be the first time patients with the deadly virus will be treated in the U.S.
A medical charter flight left Georgia for Liberia Thursday to pick up Doctor Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol.
Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will care for one of them in a special, containment unit.
The person’s name is being withheld due to privacy concerns, and no word on when the patient will arrive in the U.S.
The CDC is sending 50 infectious-disease experts to Africa, and will help airports in screening outbound passengers.
West African leaders and the world health organization will also meet Friday and call for more doctors, nurses and scientists.