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Local man on front line of Ebola plague
DRH 2014
Dustin Hillis, a Warren County product, helped nurse two aid works back to health after they fell ill to Ebola while working in Liberia. A 2003 Warren County High graduate, Hillis worked with the patients for over two weeks until they were released this week with a clean bill of health.
A local nurse was on the front lines in the treatment of two the two American aid workers who contracted Ebola and were brought back to the United States where they were cured after two weeks of tireless efforts. “Ebola has a very high mortality rate, anywhere from 80 to 90 percent,” said former McMinnville resident Dustin Hillis who was assigned the special infectious disease unit at Emory Hospital in Atlanta that handled the pair of Ebola cases. A 2003 graduate of Warren County High School, Hillis received his nursing degree from Georgia State University and took a nursing job with Emory shortly after graduation.