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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 02, 2014
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The return to the US of Dr. Kent Brantly, a missionary who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa, featured; scenes shown of Brantly walking towards Emory University Hospital in a safety suit.

(Atlanta: Kate Snow) The journey of Brantly to Emory reviewed; scenes shown of the plane landing, the ambulance, Emory, Brantly in a hazmat suit; details given about Brantly's work with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia. [Emory University Jay VARKEY†- comments on the hospital's safety practices.] A statement from wife Amber Brantly quoted. [Last July, voice of BRANTLY - says God called him to Liberia.] The plans to bring the other Ebola patient, Nancy Writebol, to the US noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt; Princeton: Nancy Snyderman) The treatment for Brantly in a hospital isolation room with sophisticated monitoring, the screening for people coming back from the African region discussed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Tomorrow's coverage of the Ebola outbreak on "Meet the Press" noted.

Holt, Lester;
Snow, Kate;
Snyderman, Nancy

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