Emory University and WellStar Health System are in talks to merge their medical assets in metro Atlanta. Andy Miller, CEO and Editor of Georgia Health News discussed the pros and cons of the possible merger on GPB's On Second Thought.
Emory University Hospital will accept a third patient infected with Ebola. The patient will be brought from West Africa to its isolation unit for treatment.
Emory University Hospital says the patient is expected to arrive Tuesday morning.
Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says the patient would be flown into Dobbins Air Reserve Base outside Atlanta.
The hospital released no more information on the patient.
Four years ago, researchers at Georgia State met with U.S. Army officials. The military wanted their help fighting a host of infectious diseases, including Ebola. Biology Professor George Pierce is one of the researchers who met with the Army. He says, at the time, he and his team’s focus was on flu vaccine research. But four months ago, the speed and focus of their research changed. That’s when Ebola broke out again in West Africa. Pierce says this outbreak of Ebola is more widespread and is causing more concern. The geography of the disease, Pierce added, has also shifted.