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Hospital Officials Describe Transport of Ebola Patient

ATLANTA (WSBTV) – Grady Hospital EMS Interim Director Wade Miles was driving an SUV directly behind the ambulance carrying American Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly as they transported him from Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Cobb County to Emory University Hospital in DeKalb.

“My main concern was just keeping vehicles away from the ambulance,” said Miles. “Making sure nobody cut in between us, just giving the driver the space she needed to get the patient to Emory safely.”

The transport went off without any problems as the convoy pulled into Emory, and Brantly walked out of the ambulance and into the hospital under his own power. A Grady paramedic, in special protective gear, guided him inside.