Second American Aid Worker With Ebola Arrives In US
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 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 and Indiana native, contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia.
Writebol's husband, David Writebol says that a week ago, the family was considering funeral arrangements, but now they're relieved and cautiously optimistic.
Ebola has killed at least 887 people in four West African countries in what's considered one of the largest outbreaks ever.