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Washington (AFP) — A patient infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa is being evacuated to the United States and will be put in isolation, the hospital that will treat the unnamed person said.

Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday gave no details about the identity of the patient.

“The patient is being transported by air ambulance from West Africa. The patient is expected to arrive tomorrow morning. We do not know exactly what time the patient will arrive,” it said in a statement.

Americans Dr. Kent Brantly and aid worker Nancy Writebol have recovered from their Ebola infections, having been treated at Emory. A third infected American is being treated in Nebraska.

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic, which is spreading across West Africa, has surpassed 2,000, out of nearly 4,000 people who have been infected, according to the World Health Organization.

AFP Photo/Jessica Mcgowan

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