ATLANTA (AP) - The husband of the second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement.
The president of the aid group SIM USA said in a news conference Tuesday at Emory University Hospital that Nancy Writebol's husband described the woman progressing. Bruce Johnson said he spoke with David Writebol, who describes Nancy as standing and getting on the plane in Liberia with assistance to head to Atlanta for treatment. When she arrived Tuesday, she was wheeled from an ambulance in a stretcher.
She and Dr. Kent Brantly contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia. They're being treated at Emory's isolation unit.
Ebola has killed at least 887 people in four West African countries in what's considered one of the largest outbreaks.
ATLANTA (AP) - The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived at an Atlanta hospital for treatment.
The patient was wheeled on a stretcher from an ambulance toward Emory Hospital just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. The first American patient arrived Saturday and walked.
Although hospital officials haven't released the second patient's identity, the aid group she was working with has identified her as 59-year-old Nancy Writebol. It says she's in serious but stable condition.
Writebol arrived in Georgia via jet late Tuesday morning.
She and Dr. Kent Brantly, a physician with North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse, contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia.
Ebola has killed at least 887 people in four West African countries in what's considered one of the largest outbreaks ever.
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