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Same ambulance to transport 2nd Ebola patient

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ATLANTA, Ga. -

Medical crews are preparing for the second Ebola patient expected to arrive in metro Atlanta on Tuesday.

The same ambulance and medical crew who took part in the transportation of the first patient will also handle the second patient.

FOX 5 spoke with the bio safety transport team who transported Doctor Kent Brantley to Emory University Hospital.

Aaron Jamison and Wade Miles are two of the members on the team who assisted in the 19 mile transport. They say Brantley was weak but alert and every precautionary measure was taken to secure the ambulance.

The ambulance on Saturday was draped in bio containment sheets. Crews tell FOX 5 they also used duct tape to seal all the seams and wore containment suits.

Officials say transporting Brantley by ground was the safest way to get him to Emory.

The ambulance was decontaminated as soon as Brantley was dropped off, which is a process that can take up to two and half hours. Crews used a bleach solution to wipe down the truck.

The same medical team will begin the process of dressing the ambulance Tuesday morning in preparation for the arrival of Nancy Writebol.

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