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Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 5:02am

Haiti Patients Land In Georgia

Updated: 4 years ago.
Six Haiti earthquake patients have arrived in Georgia for special medical treatment. (photo courtesy Caritas Internationalis)

Georgia has received a group of six trauma patients from earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The group was flown into Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta Tuesday night.

The critically-injured from Haiti include a 18-month old girl with a head injury and a U.S. Marine. Military officials say patients will be dispersed to specialized metro Atlanta hospitals for treatment -- sites including Atlanta Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and Marietta-based WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

A team that included doctors and social workers welcomed the patients, who range in age from the 18-month-old to a 49-year-old.

All six of the injured in this flight came from Port-au-Prince, the epicenter of the January quake. Officials say this group is the first of several that will arrive in the metro Atlanta area this week.

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