The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa was en route to Atlanta on Tuesday after a customs and refueling stop in Maine.
The patient was to arrive in the Atlanta area in a chartered plane equipped to contain infectious diseases and then be taken to a specialized isolation unit at Emory University Hospital. The plane took off at 1:12 a.m. local time (9:12 p.m. EDT Monday) from Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. An Associated Press reporter saw the four-vehicle convoy arrive at the airport.
On Tuesday morning, the plane landed Bangor International Airport in Maine to refuel and undergo a federal customs inspection before heading to Atlanta, an official there said.